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Little Annie Rooney (1925)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  18 October 1925 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Tim Rooney
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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 a hat---and drop the hat! See more »

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Hugh Allan, a handsome but very inexperienced young actor, was originally cast in the lead male role. He proved unable to carry the part, so the film producers let him go, covering with a fake story that he had broken his arm during production. He even got a fake cast for a publicity photo. Allan was grateful for Pickford's kindness and remained on good terms with her. See more »

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Title card: Up town a gang calls itself 'Society' - down town a gang calls itself a 'Gang' and lets it go at that - LET'S GO DOWN TOWN!
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Full of "schmaltz" but still quite entertaining
26 September 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Mary Pickford plays Annie Rooney--the daughter of a cop that lives in the tough part of town. She is a rough and tumble young lady of indeterminate age (somewhere between 12 and 16) who loves to scrap but down deep has a heart of gold.

This is a very typical style of film for Mary Pickford. Like so many of her films, she plays a young girl--even though she was nearly 40 when she made LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY. And, like so many other stories, she was both plucky and courageous. As a result, I had a strong feeling of déjà vu. Now if you haven't seen her other films, this isn't an issue. However, she is essentially playing a character much like the one in SPARROWS or DADDY LONG LEGS--though these two other films are a lot better. Now this isn't to say this is a bad film--just that it's certainly not among her best work--mostly due to a rather "schmaltzy" story that is very heavy on sentiment but not especially convincing. Entertaining but not essential viewing unless you are a huge fan of the silents.


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