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My Best Girl (1927)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 31 October 1927 (USA)
A department store's stock girl falls in love with a co-worker, the son of the store's manager; the feeling is mutual though he is engaged to a debutante and focusing on becoming successful without the influence of his father.

Director:

Sam Taylor

Writers:

Kathleen Norris (from the story by), Allen McNeil (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Pickford ... Maggie Johnson
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Joe Grant (as Charles Rogers)
Sunshine Hart ... Ma Johnson
Lucien Littlefield ... Pa Johnson
Carmelita Geraghty ... Liz Johnson
Hobart Bosworth ... Robert Merrill
Evelyn Hall Evelyn Hall ... Esther Merrill
Avonne Taylor Avonne Taylor ... Millicent Rogers
Mack Swain ... The Judge
John Junior John Junior ... Nick Powell
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Storyline

Joe Merrill, son of the millionaire owner of a chain of 5 and 10 cent stores, poses as Joe Grant, and takes a job in the stockroom of one of his father's stores, to prove that he can be a success without his father's influence. There he meets stockroom girl Maggie Johnson, and they fall in love. This causes problems, because Mrs. Merrill had planned for her son to marry Millicent Rogers, a high society girl. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caixeirinha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$483,103 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,240,510
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mary Pickford Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1998)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lucien Littlefield, the actor who plays the father of Mary Pickford, was actually three years younger than her. See more »

Quotes

Pa Johnson: [to Ma Johnson] The next funeral you go to will be your own!
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Alternate Versions

The Mary Pickford Foundation copyrighted a restored version in 1998 with music composed by David Michael Frank and performed by Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Zlin, Bill Motzing conducting. It was released on video by Milestone Films and runs 80 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008) See more »

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They don't make films like this anymore!
11 August 2000 | by silent-12See all my reviews

"My Best Girl" is a wonderfully sweet, tender love story that never lays the treacle on too thick, and brings in great comedy moments just in the nick of time. Mary is at her best; the cinematography is excellent; the screenplay is funny and endearing--how could you not love this film? Curl up with your sweetheart and watch this one night--it's an absolute gem.


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