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Release Date:
1926 (Germany) See more »
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Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Mary Pickford ... Molly
Roy Stewart ... Dennis Wayne
Mary Louise Miller ... Doris Wayne (the baby)
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Mr. Grimes (as Gustave Von Seyffertitz)
Charlotte Mineau ... Mrs. Grimes
Spec O'Donnell ... Ambrose (as 'Spec' O'Donnell)
Lloyd Whitlock ... Bailey
Billy Butts ... One of the children
Monty O'Grady ... One of the Children
Jack Lavine ... One of the Children
Billy 'Red' Jones ... One of the Children (as Billy Jones)
Muriel McCormac ... One of the Children (as Muriel MacCormac)
Florence Rogan ... One of the Children
Mary McLain ... One of the Children (as Mary Frances McLean)
Sylvia Bernard ... One of the Children
Seessel Anne Johnson ... One of the Children (as Seeseell Ann Johnson)
Cammilla Johnson ... One of the Children
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Mark Hamilton ... Hog Buyer (uncredited)
A.L. Schaeffer ... Bailey's Confederate (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Beaudine 
Tom McNamara (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Winifred Dunn  story
George Marion Jr.  titles
C. Gardner Sullivan  adaptation

Produced by
Mary Pickford .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr (photography)
Charles Rosher (photography)
Karl Struss (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harold McLernon (film editor)
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Oliver (settings)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom McNamara .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Earle Browne .... collaborator
Carl Harbaugh .... collaborator
William S. Johnson .... electrical effects (as William Johnson)
Tom McNamara .... collaborator
 
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84 min | Canada:110 min (Ontario)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Spain:T | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Toward the end of the picture, director William Beaudine and star Mary Pickford clashed so often that Beaudine developed a serious paralysis of his face from the pressure and aggravation due to their frequent arguments. He finally turned the picture over to his assistant, Tom McNamara, and left the set. McNamara finished the picture, uncredited.See more »
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Shall We Gather at the River?See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant even without sound!, 19 February 2007
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

Before sound and talkies became the norm in the film industry, we had to settle with black and white cinematography and an original score to understand the story. Mary Pickford was a brilliant actress and one of the first true movie stars who made the transformation from the silent films to the talkies. This film should be considered one of the true classic silent films of all time. Mary Pickford was one of Hollywood's earliest stars and it was a time when the film industry appeared innocent and so new. Everything surprised audiences with delight and films were scene over and over until they knew it by heart. It's a shame that today's films forget the brilliance of simplicity and work on shocking us or losing the role of actors and actresses. Great films don't have to be spectacular spectacles. They could tell simple stories with great acting and writing and you have a great film.

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