MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 34,276 this week

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)

 -  Drama  -  15 September 1921 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 180 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 3 critic

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 291 titles
created 11 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 9883 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 4092 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) on IMDb 7.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes, Gloria Hope
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall
My Best Girl (1927)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Joe Merrill, son of the millionaire owner of a chain of 5 and 10 cent stores, poses as Joe Grant, and takes a job in the stockroom of one of his father's stores, to prove that he can be a ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor
Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sunshine Hart
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

François Villon, in his lifetime the most renowned poet in France, is also a prankster, an occasional criminal, and an ardent patriot.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Mary MacLaren, Nigel De Brulier
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In sixteenth century Padua, Hortensio loves Bianca, the youngest daughter of Baptista. But Baptista will not allow the two to get married until his eldest daughter, the extremely headstrong... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor
Stars: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Edwin Maxwell
The Goat (1921)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: Marceline Day, Bert Lytell, Eileen Percy
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Clifford Smith
Stars: Jack Hoxie, Marceline Day, William Welsh
Hard Luck (1921)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Strange things ensue after a young man attempts to take his own life.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A returning seminary student goes up against a small New England town when he comes to the aid of a prostitute who has been injured, despite the townspeople's calls for her to be run out of... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: Lars Hanson, Marceline Day, Pauline Starke
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Claude Gillingwater ...
Joseph J. Dowling ...
William Havisham (as Joseph Dowling)
James A. Marcus ...
Hobbs (as James Marcus)
Kate Price ...
Mrs. McGinty
Fred Malatesta ...
Rose Dione ...
Arthur Thalasso ...
The Stranger
Colin Kenny ...
Bevis
Emmett King ...
Madame De Bodamere ...
Mrs. Higgins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackie Condon ...
Child in opening scene w / hat
Gordon Griffith ...
Boy who steals grapes
Francis Marion ...
Minna's Son
Edit

Storyline

Young Cedric Errol lives with his widowed mother in New York City. Cedric's late father was a son of the Earl of Dorincourt, but the Earl had objected strongly to his son's marriage, and thus has long been estranged from Cedric and his mother. But when the Earl's only surviving son dies in a riding accident, Cedric suddenly becomes Lord Fauntleroy, the Earl's heir. Cedric and his mother travel to England, where they must overcome the Earl's hard feelings about the past, as well as some unexpected obstacles. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1921 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pequeño Lord Fauntleroy  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 311,965 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In scene in which Little Lord Fauntleroy meets Dearest (both parts being played by Mary Pickford) the kiss-on-the-cheek cut took 15 hours to film and lasts 3 seconds on-screen due to the complexity of the multiple exposures. To ensure stability between takes, the camera used by cinematographer Charles Rosher was weighted down to the tune of close to a ton. See more »

Connections

Version of A kis lord (1918) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Enjoyable Old-Fashioned Story Plus Pickford's Irresistible Charm
5 July 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Just in itself, this is an entertaining version of the old-fashioned story of "Little Lord Fauntleroy", with good characterizations, settings, and story-telling. But what makes it particularly enjoyable is Mary Pickford's irresistible charm in a double role as young Cedric and as his mother.

Pickford's performance as the mother 'Dearest' is flawless, as she portrays her with elegance and grace, practically the image of the character that you get from the story. As Cedric, Pickford certainly gives the character a new look. There's nothing in the least to criticize about her performance, yet it's impossible not to be reminded of Pollyanna, Rebecca, or Pickford's other young girl roles. Even when she gives her character a rough-and-tumble look (at which she is very good), she is just too feminine and too attractive for it not to be noticeable. Yet her charm and buoyant energy make Cedric a thoroughly engaging character, if somewhat different from his literary image.

The rest of the production deserves plenty of credit as well. Several of the supporting characters are especially good. Claude Gillingwater strikes just the right note as the old Earl, and there is a trio of pleasant characters from Cedric's old neighborhood, who just have to come on screen to be good for a smile. The settings and photography are nicely done, never ostentatious but always providing an effective backdrop for the characters and story. Perhaps most impressive of all is the special effects wizardry that makes Pickford's dual performance work so well, frequently putting her two characters together without the slightest snag.

This is the kind of old-fashioned story that Pickford makes almost effortless, yet it's not hard to see a good number of strengths, both in her own performance and in the rest of the movie.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Earl of Dorincourt frankwhat
Young boy JackBluegrass
Discuss Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?