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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.

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Joe Grant (as Charles Rogers)
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Liz Johnson
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Esther Merrill
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Millicent Rogers
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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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31 October 1927 (USA)  »

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$483,103 (estimated)

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$1,027,757
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(1998)

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Mary Pickford's last silent film, released just after The Jazz Singer (1927) with Al Jolson. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Johnson: I love you, Joe... but I can never, never marry you.
[pause]
Maggie Johnson: It's my family, Joe... they need me more than you do.
Pa Johnson: Like hell we do!
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Featured in Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008) See more »

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Very touching and sweet
10 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This along with Stella Maris are my two most favourite Pickford films. I've seen this film about 4 times as issued by Image Entertainment. The Image Entertainment version has a beautiful and uplifting musical score that matches the movie perfectly.

Mary and Buddy are perfect together and theirs is the romance that all of us wish to have at least once in our lifetime. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry.

I also loved the performances of Lucien Littlefield who plays Mary's father, Sunshine Hart who plays her mother and the fiery and exotic Carmelita Geraghty who plays her jazz-loving, hot-tempered flapper sister.

The ending is funny. We see Mary's rag-tag family ready to make the boat on time where she will be married to her sweetheart.

One of the best and funniest silents ever! Also, check out Harold Lloyd's Girl Shy (1924). That's another funny romantic film too.


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