||Jeanne Carpenter (left) and Mary Pickford.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Through the Back Door
Also known as Mães Frívolas in Brazil; Par l’entrée de service in France; Die kleine Mutter in Germany; Pela Porta de Serviço in Portugal; Por la puerta de servicio in Spain
B&W : [?] Six or Seven? reels
Directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickford
Cast: Mary Pickford [Jeanne Bodamere], Wilfred Lucas [Elton Reeves], Adolphe Menjou [James Brewster], Peaches Jackson [Conrad], Gertrude Astor [Hortense Reeves], Elinor Fair [Margaret Brewster], Helen Raymond [Marie Gaston], C. Norman Hammond [Jacques Lanvain], Doreen Turner [Constant], John Harron [Billy Boy], Theo. Alice Carpenter; Jeanne Carpenter [Jeanne Bodamere, at age 5], George Dromgold [the chauffer], Kate Price [the imaginary mother], Walter Wilkinson, [?] ? [Louise Bodamere]
The Mary Pickford Company production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Mary Pickford. Scenario by Marion Fairfax. Art direction by Stephen Goosson. Electrical (lighting) effects by William S. Johnson. Assistant director, Alfred Werker. Costumes (costume design) by Adele Crinley. Properties by John H. Wallace. Photography (cinematography) by Charles Rosher. Ttitle (intertitles) by Gerald Duffy. Film cutter (edited by), Edward M. McDermott. / © 21 June 1921 by The Mary Pickford Company [LP16691]. Released 15 May 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / [?] AFI-F2 n. F2.5690 lists the release date as 17 May 1921. The film was released in Portugal on 11 October 1926. The film was released in Finland on 17 January 1927.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.5690.
Survival status: Prints exist, likely in the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education film collection [35mm duplicate negative, 16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 1 March 2015.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.5690; Brownlow-Parade p. 299; Everson-American pp. 14, 173; Eyman-Pickford p. 332 : ClasIm-278 p. 40 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb; Website-Pickford.
Home video: DVD.