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The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  5 March 1917 (USA)
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Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother ... See full summary »

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Gwendolyn 'Gwen'
Madlaine Traverse ...
Gwendolyn's Mother
Charles Wellesley ...
Gwendolyn's Father
Gladys Fairbanks ...
Jane
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
The Plumber
Emile La Croix ...
The Organ Grinder
Marcia Harris ...
Miss Royale
Charles Craig ...
Thomas
Frank Andrews ...
Potter
Herbert Prior ...
The Doctor
George Gernon ...
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Maxine Elliott Hicks ...
Susie May Squoggs (as Maxine Hicks)
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Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother cares only about her social position. But one day a servant's irresponsibility creates a crisis that causes everyone to rethink what is important to them. Written by Snow Leopard

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991. See more »

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Gwendolyn: A school-room of my own is too big and lonesome. When my birthday comes, I can ask for what I like and it's going to be the Public School.
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Thoughtful & Entertaining
3 July 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

With a good combination of a thoughtful story and entertaining scenes, this Mary Pickford vehicle works well and is pleasant to watch. Pickford is surprisingly convincing in portraying the "Poor Little Rich Girl", a character who is supposed to be less than half the age of the actress - some creative set design and Pickford's own charm and enthusiasm make it work.

Much of the film simply describes the world of young Gwen (Pickford), neglected by her parents and bullied by most of the servants, and thus lonely and unhappy despite living amidst material abundance. It picks up the pace as it moves along, and the best part is the dream sequence near the end - it is quite amusing, and also does a nice job of summarizing the themes of the story. The minor characters are worked into the story well, and a couple of them are entertaining in their own right.

When you put Pickford and her winsome style in a story like this, chances are good that it's going to be enjoyable to watch, and this is not an exception. It's a nice little film, and worth the trouble to find.


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