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The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 5 March 1917 (USA)
The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writers:

Eleanor Gates (play), Frances Marion (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mary Pickford ... Gwendolyn 'Gwen'
Madlaine Traverse Madlaine Traverse ... Gwendolyn's Mother
Charles Wellesley Charles Wellesley ... Gwendolyn's Father
Gladys Fairbanks Gladys Fairbanks ... Jane
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... The Plumber
Emile La Croix Emile La Croix ... The Organ Grinder
Marcia Harris Marcia Harris ... Miss Royale
Charles Craig Charles Craig ... Thomas
Frank Andrews Frank Andrews ... Potter
Herbert Prior ... The Doctor
George Gernon George Gernon ... Johnny Blake
Maxine Elliott Hicks ... Susie May Squoggs (as Maxine Hicks)
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Storyline

Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother cares only about her social position. But one day a servant's irresponsibility creates a crisis that causes everyone to rethink what is important to them. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rapariguinha Pobre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991. See more »

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Gwendolyn: A school-room of my own is too big and lonesome. When my birthday comes, I can ask for what I like and it's going to be the Public School.
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Featured in Film Breaks: The Poor Little Rich Girl (1999) See more »

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Hello, Mary Pickford
20 January 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother cares only about her social position. But one day a servant's irresponsibility creates a crisis that causes everyone to rethink what is important to them.

The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.

What is most interesting to me is that the film was directed by Maurice Tourneur. Maurice had an incredible career spanning from the earliest days up through the 1940s. And yet, I think he is not a well-known figure. His son, Jacques, is quite a bit more known due to his working with producer Val Lewton. But why has Maurice been forgotten?


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