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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.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Mary Pickford (by) (as Catherine Hennessey), Hope Loring (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Pickford ... Little Annie Rooney
William Haines ... Joe Kelley
Walter James Walter James ... Officer Rooney
Gordon Griffith ... Tim Rooney
Carlo Schipa Carlo Schipa ... Tony
Spec O'Donnell Spec O'Donnell ... Abie
Hugh Fay Hugh Fay ... Spider
Vola Vale ... Mamie
Joe Butterworth Joe Butterworth ... Mickey
Oscar Rudolph Oscar Rudolph ... Athos
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Storyline

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 Princess Of The Bowery See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

18 October 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Annie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,100,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mary Pickford Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Helen Keller visited the set at one point and posed for publicity photos with Mary Pickford and the cast. See more »

Goofs

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

Little Annie Rooney: Doctor, is he going to die?
Young Hospital Interne: It's an emergency case. Immediate blood transfusion might save him.
Little Annie Rooney: What does that mean, Mister?
Reporter: It means that someone will have to give their blood to save his life - right away.
Little Annie Rooney: Doctor, please let me do it, please!
Young Hospital Interne: I'm afraid you're too small.
Little Annie Rooney: But, if he dies, they'll put my brother in jail! My brother shot him.
Reporter: Why not take her? It's either that or let him croak. Besides - it will make a peach of a story.
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Alternate Versions

The print shown on Turner Classic Movies prior to October 4, 2016 was a restored version (by Karl Malkames) copyrighted in 1976 by Killiam Shows, Inc. and distributed by Blackhawk Films. It had an original piano score by William Perry and ran 94 minutes. See more »

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Still little at 33.
2 December 2004 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Annie Rooney lives with her officer father and brother Tim in the slums of New York, where she is constantly getting involved in many fights with the other neighborhood kids. Annie secretly has a crush on Joe Kelly (whose little brother Mickey is head of the gang that Annie constantly battles), who is in a gang that is headed for trouble, says Officer Rooney. Kelly sponsors a dance, where Tony plans to shoot Kelly in order to get even with him for making him look like a fool in front of his girl, but Officer Kelly gets fatally wounded instead. Tim (part of Kelly's gang) is told by Tony, and friend Spider, that Kelly shot his father, so he goes after him in vengeance. Annie learns of this and goes to stop her brother, if she is in time. Very good mix of humor and heart in this film, even though the plot doesn't start until the 40 minute mark of the film. Pickford is enjoyable (even though she was 33 playing a girl no more than 12-13) and really gets into her character. Haines doesn't play Kelly as tough as he should, but is able make the audience feel for him on an emotional level. The scenes where the officer tells Annie of her father's death and the ending really put a lump in your throat. The mix of all sorts of kids throughout the film are fun to watch. Rating, 8.


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