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Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 March 1918 (USA)
Amarilly comes from a large family in a working-class neighborhood. She is happy with her family and her boyfriend Terry, a bartender in a cafe. But one day she meets Gordon, a sculptor who... See full summary »

Director:

Marshall Neilan (as Marshall A. Neilan)

Writers:

Frances Marion (by), Belle K. Maniates (from the book by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Pickford ... Amarilly Jenkins
William Scott ... Terry McGowen
Kate Price ... Mrs. Americus Jenkins
Ida Waterman Ida Waterman ... Mrs. David Phillips
Norman Kerry ... Gordon Phillips
Fred Goodwins Fred Goodwins ... Johnny Walker
Margaret Landis ... Colette King
Tom Wilson Tom Wilson ... 'Snitch' McCarthy
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Amarilly comes from a large family in a working-class neighborhood. She is happy with her family and her boyfriend Terry, a bartender in a cafe. But one day she meets Gordon, a sculptor who comes from a rich family, and she begins to be drawn into the world of the upper class. Written by Snow Leopard

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Branquinha a Lavadeira See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mary Pickford Company See more »
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Runtime:

(1998 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Wilson's part was originally supposed to be played by Eric Campbell, who had played the "heavy" with Charles Chaplin the previous two years. Campbell was killed in an auto accident on December 28, 1917, a week prior to the start of this film's production. Wilson would play a uniformed policeman in Chaplin's The Kid (1921). See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1998, the Mary Pickford foundation copyrighted a video version produced by Timeline Films and Milestone Film & Video. It has a music score arranged and performed by The Mont Alto Orchestra and runs 67 minutes. See more »

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Good acting, weak story
19 June 2015 | by stefan_willaSee all my reviews

After watching a few films of her, I have to say Mary Pickford is not at her best in this movie. Mainly, this is because of the weak plot, which doesn't always seem to be coherent, especially the triangle love story, when you think about it. Furthermore, the film tries to be moralistic and funny at the same time, which doesn't seem to work really well either. However there are one or two funny scenes, whenever the washer family's mother is depicted. However, even there, it is just about exploiting stereotypes to get a few cheap laughs, or so it seems. In my opinion, one major problem are the monotone settings of the scenes, which do not vary enough to make the whole movie more interesting. All in all, it does only take an hour to watch it, but I think there are better films from 1918 than this one.


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