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The Poor Little Rich Girl -- Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy...

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Eleanor Gates (play)
Frances Marion (scenario)
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Release Date:
5 March 1917 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win See more »
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A Study Of Neglect See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mary Pickford ... 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 ... Johnny Blake
Maxine Elliott Hicks ... Susie May Squoggs (as Maxine Hicks)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nora Cecil ... One of Gwendolyn's Teachers (uncredited)

Directed by
Maurice Tourneur 
 
Writing credits
Eleanor Gates (play "Poor Little Rich Girl")

Frances Marion (scenario)

Produced by
Adolph Zukor .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Lucien N. Andriot  (as Lucien Andriot)
John van den Broek  (as John v.d. Broek)
 
Production Design by
Ben Carré 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mason N. Litson .... assistant director (as M.N. Litson)
 

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Runtime:
65 min | USA:78 min (TCM print) | 78 min (TCM print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991.See more »
Quotes:
Gwendolyn:I don't want to be shut up, in that old car! I hate riding! I hate the chauffeur! I want to walk on my feet!See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Study Of Neglect, 26 December 2001
Author: Craig Smith (csmith13@woh.rr.com) from Toledo, Ohio

Like so many of the silents, there is a powerful message here about family and the importance of family. Here is a little girl with everything money can buy except the time of her parents. They are so busy with making money and the social circuit they have no time for their little girl (Mary Pickford). As is also the case with so many silents, the cue cards make sure that we understand the points the makers want made. And as has been the case in so many other silents, the movie makes its points very well and did not need the extra cue cards to make them. Having said that, this is a very good movie. Early films could do a very good job of telling a story and making a statement. This one does indeed do both.

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