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Tess of the Storm Country (1914)

A wealthy resident attempts to dispossess squatters who live near his home, which leads to a false accusation of murder.

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Tessibel Skinner
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Olive Carey ...
Teola Graves (as Olive Golden)
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Daddy Skinner
Louise Dunlap ...
Old Mother Moll
William Walters ...
Elias Graves (as W.R. Walters)
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Ben Letts
Eugene Walter ...
Ezra Longman
Jack Henry ...
Dan Jordan
H.R. Macy ...
DeForrest Young, Attorney at Law
H.L. Griffith ...
Old Longman
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A wealthy resident attempts to dispossess squatters who live near his home, which leads to a false accusation of murder.

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30 March 1914 (USA)  »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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Mary Pickford lights up this superb film
8 July 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It's a wonder 94 years after the first screening copies still exist. I had the opportunity to watch it and it was magnificent! As usual, sweet little Mary Pickford knows like no other how to mix comedy with drama. At the time, Tess of the Storm Country became a huge success. What else could it have been? Pickford clearly had fun shooting this film and probably was still buoyed up by the success of her previous film A Good Little Devil. The movie revolves around Tessibel Skinner, a little girl who is enjoying her life, despite the fact she's poor. When her father is put on trial for murder, she is devastated and tries everything to save him. But exactly how much is that going to cost? The movie had great outdoor sets, which makes the film a cultural pleasure. Pickford remade the film in 1922 after a few box office mistake and it became a hit all over again. The audience just can't stop adoring sweet little Tessibel Skinner.


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