A young wild girl Fanchon ( Mary Pickford ) lives in a forest with her eccentric grandmother who is suspected by the villagers of being a witch. The unkempt Fanchon suffers from her grandmother's sorceress reputation. One day the girl rescues a boy from drowning and they fall in love, but Fanchon won't agree to marry him unless his father asks her. A year later the boy has fallen very ill and it is only the presence of the enchanting Fanchon that helps to restore his health. Written by
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and Adele Astaire
visited the set of this film as it was being made. They did not appear on camera, but it is often erroneously reported that they made their film debuts in this movie. See more
Version of Fanchon the Cricket