MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,779 this week

Hoodoo Ann (1916)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  26 March 1916 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 683 users  
Reviews: 10 user

A little orphan girl believes that her life is falling apart. It seems that everything that could possibly go wrong does go wrong. However, certain things happen that begin to make her ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3083 titles
created 13 Mar 2012
 
a list of 188 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
a list of 3 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 
a list of 4926 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 469 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hoodoo Ann" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hoodoo Ann (1916)

Hoodoo Ann (1916) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hoodoo Ann.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Wilbur Higby
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Family tensions in the Kentucky hills are inflamed by an outsider's dishonest scheme to exploit the area for its coal.

Directors: Joseph De Grasse, Sidney Franklin
Stars: Mary Pickford, Harold Goodwin, Allan Sears
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Spottiswoode Aitken
The Wind (1928)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: David Butler, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron
Fantomas (1913)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fantômas makes it as the emperor of Crime. First is the robbery at the Royal Palace Hotel. Then he abducts Lord Beltham. As Fantômas' fame increases actor Valgrand creates the rôle of ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade
Stars: René Navarre, Georges Melchior, Renée Carl
Way Down East (1920)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

Director: Paul Leni
Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar
Hell's Hinges (1916)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Swickard, William S. Hart, and 1 more credit »
Stars: William S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Standing
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An idealistic young American during World War I, itching to fight the Germans and not wanting to wait until the U. S. joined the war, journeys to Canada and enlists in the British army. He ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: George Fawcett, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
William H. Brown ...
Wilbur Higby ...
Loyola O'Connor ...
...
Pearl Elmore ...
Miss Prudence Scraggs
Anna Dodge ...
Sarah Higgins (as Anna Hernandez)
Charles Lee ...
Bill Higgins
Elmo Lincoln ...
Officer Lambert
Robert Lawler ...
Constable Drake
Carl Stockdale ...
Gordon Sanderson / Mustang Charley
Edit

Storyline

A little orphan girl believes that her life is falling apart. It seems that everything that could possibly go wrong does go wrong. However, certain things happen that begin to make her suspect that maybe she has been cursed by a doll, or is it really a doll? Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

orphan | marriage | gun | fire | cat | See All (5) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 March 1916 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den Forældreløse  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Hoodoo Ann: Do you really mean it? Am I really going to ride in a Ford?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A pleasant little comedy with a slightly muddled plot...
24 May 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In some ways, this film starring Mae Busch reminded me a bit of some of Mary Pickford's films--such as "Daddy Long Legs" (which actually came after "Hoodoo Ann"). It's like that in that the main character is an older teenager who is worked like a dog at an orphanage and who eventually finds happiness through some nice benefactors--but otherwise, "Hoodoo Ann" is much more of a silly but sweet comedy.

The film begins in the orphanage where, oddly, Ann is treated a lot like Cinderella. However, instead of having two mean step-sisters and a step-mother, all the female residents (who look too old to be there as well as frolicking on a playground) and the matrons treat Ann like a sort of slave--making her do all the work. However, when there is a fire at the place, Ann rescues another girl and is a hero. In response, a nice old couple decide to adopt Ann and take her to live with them. There she meets a nice neighbor (Robert Herron) and they fall in love. There is a subplot involving a doll and a black lady who talks about 'hoodoo' (sort of like a voodoo curse) on Ann--but this really is pretty unimportant to the story.

Now towards the last half of the film, the movie takes a really weird shift--away from a sad tale to a funny film. Ann and her new boyfriend go to the cinema and see a film. As Ann is a bit backward, she takes the film way too seriously. She thinks it's all a bit too real and she also goes home and pretends to be an actress. In the process, she dresses up and plays with a gun she thinks isn't loaded--leading to funny circumstances that really improve the overall film. It's rather inconsequential and silly, but also satisfying--and I don't want to say more as it might give away too much.

Overall, Busch was a very pleasant actress with a nice flair for comedy and pathos--and helped to make the film worth seeing. I liked the film very much--but didn't love it. Incidentally, the film was written by D.W. Griffith but not directed by him.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'I know where your sweetheart lives!' ancientnut
Discuss Hoodoo Ann (1916) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?