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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

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Hamilton ... Hog Buyer (uncredited)
A.L. Schaeffer ... Bailey's Confederate (uncredited)

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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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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Great Mary Pickford, 22 February 2005
Author: drednm2004 from United States

A superstar of her era, Mary Pickford was a great actress and a great comic. She won an Oscar for her talkie debut in Coquette, but Pickford is better remembered for a string of silent films in the teens and 20s that showed off her amazing abilities and personality. And Sparrows is one of the best. Pickford plays a young girl trapped on a "baby farm" in the middle of a swamp somewhere in the Deep South. The role allows her to be funny, poignant, and plucky---all the things audiences wanted to see in a Pickford picture. Pickford is also a great physical comic in the tradition of Chaplin, Lloyd, and Keaton. Sparrows is funny but also builds dramatic tension as Mary leads the band of orphans thru the swamp to escape the evil owner. The wonderful piano score by William Perry is also an asset. Good film; great star.

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