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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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Joe Kelley
Walter James ...
Officer Rooney
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Tim Rooney
Carlo Schipa ...
Tony
Spec O'Donnell ...
Abie
Hugh Fay ...
Spider
Vola Vale ...
Mamie
Joe Butterworth ...
Mickey
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Humidor
Oscar Rudolph ...
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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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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 »

Quotes

Boy that yells 'Cops': Cheesit de cop!
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Featured in 100 Years at the Movies (1994) See more »

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An enjoyable silent movie...
26 September 1999 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Although it might seem a bit bizarre to see a 32-year-old woman play the part of a 12-year-old, Mary Pickford soon makes you forget the incongruities and simply enjoy the fun.

Mary is a street kid in New York City, with her own lovable gang of mischief makers, whose attentions are engaged by the older William Haines (he was 25 at the time & just on the cusp of his own screen stardom.)

To give away too much of the plot would not be fair. Suffice it that Mary is great fun to watch & amply displays why she was Hollywood's first and most beloved super star. Production values are very good, with lots of extras making the NYC street scenes quite believable.


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