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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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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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Mary Pickford was 25 years old when she played the 11 year old Gwen in this movie. Her short stature helped the illusion of youth.See more »
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Title card:The poor little rich girl's mother, whose social duties seem of more importance than the happiness of her child.See more »
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Hello, Mary Pickford, 20 January 2016
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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.

The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.

What is most interesting to me is that the film was directed by Maurice Tourneur. Maurice had an incredible career spanning from the earliest days up through the 1940s. And yet, I think he is not a well-known figure. His son, Jacques, is quite a bit more known due to his working with producer Val Lewton. But why has Maurice been forgotten?

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