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The Poor Little Rich Girl

1917

The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 film produced by Artcraft Productions and distributed by their parent company Paramount Pictures. The film tells the story of a rich girl whose parents ignore her and whose servants push her around, until tragedy brings them to realize the error of their ways. It stars Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks and Frank McGlynn Sr. The movie was adapted by Frances Marion from the play by Eleanor Gates. It was directed by Maurice Tourneur. In 1991, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. (From: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poor_Little_Rich_Girl)

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The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 American comedy-drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur. Adapted by Frances Marion from the The Poor Little Rich Girl (play) by Eleanor Gates.</><></><></> In 1991, The Poor Little Rich Girl'' was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Plot

Gwendoline is an 11 year old girl who is left by her rich and busy parents to the care of unsympathetic domestic workers at the family's mansion. Her mother is only interested in her social life and her father has serious financial problem and is even contemplating suicide.
When she manages to have some good time with an organ-grinder or a plumber, or have a mud-fight with street boys, she is rapidly brought back on the right track.
One day she becomes sick because the maid has given her an extra dose of sleeping medicine to be able to go out. She then becomes delirious and starts seeing an imaginary world inspired by people and things around her, the Garden of Lonely Children in the Tell-Tale forest. Her conditions worsens and Death tries to lure her to eternal rest. But Life also appears to her and finally wins. <> Review, synopsis and link to watch the film </>

Cast

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

See also


  • 1917 in film
  • List of United States comedy films
  • Mary Pickford filmography



Category:1917 films
Category:1910s comedy films
Category:1910s drama films
Category:American films
Category:American comedy-drama films
Category:American silent feature films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films directed by Maurice Tourneur
Category:Films shot in Fort Lee
Category:Films based on plays
Category:United States National Film Registry films


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