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Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 March 1918 (USA)
Amarilly comes from a large family in a working-class neighborhood. She is happy with her family and her boyfriend Terry, a bartender in a cafe. But one day she meets Gordon, a sculptor who... See full summary »

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Amarilly comes from a large family in a working-class neighborhood. She is happy with her family and her boyfriend Terry, a bartender in a cafe. But one day she meets Gordon, a sculptor who comes from a rich family, and she begins to be drawn into the world of the upper class. Written by Snow Leopard

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Tom Wilson's part was originally supposed to be played by Eric Campbell, who had played the "heavy" with Charles Chaplin the previous two years. Campbell was killed in an auto accident on December 28, 1917, a week prior to the start of this film's production. Wilson would play a uniformed policeman in Chaplin's The Kid (1921). See more »

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Featured in Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) See more »

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A great silent film
15 April 2002 | by (West Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great silent film and I very much liked Mary Pickford in it. Its basically about a working girl with a widowed mother and her siblings, she works as a cigarette girl at a bar and meets a wealthy guy. When he gets in a fight she takes care of him.

This upsets her boyfriend, and she begins to fall in love with the wealthy guy. However things turn sour when he takes her home to his socialite aunt, who wants to "improve" her. This movie is also a satire of wealthy people and makes fun of them.

Things go terribly wrong and she must then decided if its the trouble going through all this just for a guy.

This would've been different had it been in present day America, but this was the 1920's and I think that the film was smartly written.


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