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20 November 1921 (USA) See more »
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An Irish washerwoman's daughter falls in love with one of America's most eligible bachelors, much to the dismay of the girl's parents... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mabel Normand ... Molly O'Dair
Jack Mulhall ... Dr. John S. Bryant
George Nichols ... Tim O'Dair
Anna Dodge ... Mrs. Tim O'Dair (as Anna Hernandez)
Albert Hackett ... Billy O'Dair

Jacqueline Logan ... Miriam Manchesteer
Eddie Gribbon ... Danny Smith
Lowell Sherman ... Fred Manchester
Ben Deeley ... Albert Faulkner
Eugenie Besserer ... Antonia Bacigalupi
Gloria Davenport ... Mrs. James W. Robbins
Carl Stockdale ... The Silhouette Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Cooke ... Man in Balcony at Charity Ball (uncredited)
Floy Guinn ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Irene ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mildred June ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kathryn McGuire ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John B. O'Brien ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John J. Richardson ... Man at Social Gathering (uncredited)
Peggy Rompers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ben Turpin ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
F. Richard Jones 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Grey  titles
Mary Hunt 
Mack Sennett  story
Frederick Stowers  (as Fred Stowers)

Produced by
Mack Sennett .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Fred Jackman 
Homer Scott 
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil 
 
Art Direction by
Sanford D. Barnes 
 
Costume Design by
Violet Schofield 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Grey .... assistant director
 
Stunts
Dick Dickinson .... stunt double: Jack Mulhall (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Guerin .... electrical effects
 

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80 min
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At the opening of this silent film at the Central Theatre (Broadway and 47th St., NYC) the program included an Overture entitled "Molly O", conducted by Frank Cork; violin selections by Dr. Carlos Demandil (with Emil Freidberger at the piano; and selections by baritone Alexander Grey. The presentation was under the direction of Al Lichtman.See more »
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Molly O (I Love You)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Work in Progress, 23 July 2006
Author: boblipton from New York City

The work meant here is the work of restoring this movie, since it did not exist in any sort of coherent form for many decades -- until the folks at UCLA got their hands on a version that the Soviet film archives, Gosfilmfond had held for many years, intended as a feature on how the upper classes in America mistreat the lower classes -- from which they had removed all the jokes. UCLA turned out a version that could be followed, including a lot of stills, in 2001, but more clips have been identified and they intend to continue working at building up a comprehensive version.

And well they should, since Mabel Normand gives a wonderful performance and the script makes a good deal of sense. Molly is the daughter of a working man who is dissatisfied with the life she sees in front of her. Her father is a good man, but has his own ideas of what is proper, and Molly wants more: love, respect and a useful life. Her only confidante is a man who makes silhouettes, played with compassion by George Stockdale, who acts as Molly's fairy godfather in this Cinderella story. Yes, it is incomplete, and the missing sections make one ache for what is gone, just like the restored edition of Capra's LOST HORIZONS. But the warmth of the performances make up for a lot.

The one real trouble is that a tacked-on thrill ending, involving a daring parachute leap from a dirigible... clearly tacked onto a complete and charming story.

I look forward to seeing further restoration work on this movie. Even as it exists, it shows a good deal of charm. The performances are excellent. What a pleasure to see Miss Normand actually act!

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