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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)
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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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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Just Superb, 1 April 2006
Author: drednm from United States

Mary Pickford, perhaps the biggest star of all time, stars in two roles in this funny and charming version of the classic novel about a New York City boy who becomes an English earl.

Although the 1936 talkie version is better remembered, Pickford is just wonderful as 12-year-old Cedric Errol and little boy in curls (get it?) who is transported to a world of huge castles and a grumpy old grandfather. Pickford also plays Cedric's mother (on 6-inch stilts) and is charming as the adult.

The trick photography (this is 1921, remember) is flawless and allows Pickford to play both parts in several scenes without even a hint of how they did it. Just amazing. Pickford often played dual roles in her films (Stella Maris, 1918) and it seems she could play just about any part.

The most beloved star of her era (or any era for that matter)--bigger than Fairbanks, Chaplin, or Swanson--Mary Pickford charmed audiences for more than 25 years in well over 250 films as the essence of joy, humor, and high spirits. and Little Lord Fauntleroy is one of her best! Claude Gillingwater is the old earl, Kate Bruce in the apple vendor, Rose Dione is the fake wife, and Joseph Dowling as Havisham.

The film was co-directed by Mary's brother, Jack Pickford.

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