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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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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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Drama | Comedy

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18 October 1925 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Little Annie Rooney: You pug-nosed Mick - - I'll knock your block off for that.
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Just unbearable
19 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why do I hate this? Let me list the ways:

I have nothing against Mary Pickford but a 32 year old woman playing a 12 year old is just stupid.

There's a fight scene in which kids are throwing bricks at each other and it's considered funny---and it goes on for 15 minutes

Strange how none of the kids are even remotely hurt

The title cards contain plenty of racial and ethnic slurs

For a "family" film the fights were WAY too violent (loved it when Pickford was punching it out with a little boy!) and the humor was just stupid

Seriously, 40 minutes in I gave up and turned it off. The slurs, racism and little kids throwing bricks at each other got to me. Also there was no plot that I could see. The only thing worth seeing in this film was William Haines who was a top leading man in the silent era.

Just painful. Avoid.


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