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Little Annie Rooney (1925)

Unrated | | Drama, Comedy | 18 October 1925 (USA)
The tenements are home to an international community, including the friends and family of a tough young ragamuffin named Annie Rooney, but their neighborhood may be threatened by a potentially dangerous street gang.

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A tough slum girl faces a crisis of the heart when the boy she loves is accused of shooting her cop father. Her brother stalks the accused slayer and finally shoots him down in the street. Mary rushes to the hospital and offers her blood for a life-saving transfusion, even though she thinks she'll die. Written by Ed Lorusso

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OUR MARY - As you like her best--a broth of a brat ready to fight at the drop of the hat--and drop the hat! See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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18 October 1925 (USA)  »

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A Pequena Annie  »

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$1,100,000
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(TCM print)

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1.33 : 1
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The film was restored in 2014 from Mary Pickford's personal 35mm tinted nitrate print and contains longer scenes, different camera set-ups and better shots of Mary as well as special tinting effects not seen in any previously available versions. The new restoration was first shown as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual "Mary Pickford Celebration of Silent Film." Film historian and author Jeffrey Vance hosted the event and discussed Pickford and the film. Michael Pogorzelski, director of the Academy Film Archive, spoke of the film's restoration process. See more »

Goofs

When the kids decide to put on a play, there's a close-up of the title on the sign: "The Sheriff and His Faithful Horse." But then in long shot, it reads, "Deadeye Dick and His Horse." See more »

Quotes

Mickey's Friend: He said something in Greek about shootin' old man Rooney. Get the gang - I'll foller him.
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Arrested Development
27 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

New York City slum lass Mary Pickford (as Annabelle "Little Annie" Rooney) has a 12-year-old's girlish crush on William Haines (as Joe Kelly), who becomes the suspect in a too-close-for-comfort murder. "Little Annie Rooney" is a well-produced film; however, Pickford's "little girl" characterization does not fit the slummy story. The film begins with Pickford in a protruded fight with fellow street children, throwing bottles, bricks, and fists at each other. Apparently, this is meant to show Pickford as a "tomboy" character; but, frankly, she appears insultingly retarded.

Pickford's pouting performance is more cloying than convincing, through most of the film. A well-intentionally diverse cast provides some cringe worthy moments; for example, Pickford spoon-feeding Spec O'Donnell's "Abie Levy" character some ham. Gordon Griffith (as Tim Rooney) is another notable co-star; his mother Katherine was the fine supporting actress seen in Pickford's "Pollyanna". Director William Beaudine re-teamed with his star for the superior "Sparrows" (1926).

***** Little Annie Rooney (10/18/25) William Beaudine ~ Mary Pickford, William Haines, Gordon Griffith


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