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15 September 1921 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mary Pickford ... Cedric Errol / Widow Errol
Claude Gillingwater ... Earl of Dorincourt
Joseph J. Dowling ... William Havisham (as Joseph Dowling)
James A. Marcus ... Hobbs (as James Marcus)
Kate Price ... Mrs. McGinty
Fred Malatesta ... Dick
Rose Dione ... Minna
Arthur Thalasso ... The Stranger
Colin Kenny ... Bevis
Emmett King ... Reverend Mordaunt
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

Milton Berle ... Boy (uncredited)

Joan Marsh ... (uncredited)
Howard Ralston ... Boy (uncredited)
Joe Roberts ... Buzz Saw Brannigan (uncredited)
Mavis Villiers ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred E. Green 
Jack Pickford 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frances Hodgson Burnett  novel
Bernard McConville 

Produced by
Mary Pickford .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gaylord Carter 
Louis F. Gottschalk 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson 
 
Stunts
Harvey Parry .... stunt double: Mary Pickford (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William S. Johnson .... lighting effects
 

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112 min
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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 »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable Old-Fashioned Story Plus Pickford's Irresistible Charm, 5 July 2005
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

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.

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