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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C. Aubrey Smith
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
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 »
Abie Levy was not allowed to fight because it was a holiday.
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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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