Plenty of hoke in this Mary Pickford [based on a novel by Kathleen Norris]. It's the old tear-behind-the-smile, clean, wholesome, family type of fun.
Plenty of hoke in this Mary Pickford [based on a novel by Kathleen Norris]. It’s the old tear-behind-the-smile, clean, wholesome, family type of fun.Mary is the brains and character of an incompetent, shiftless but well-meaning family. The father is a mail carrier, a creature of habit and pressure. The mother, like certain women characters in Dickens, has a penchant for funerals – anybody’s and all funerals. The other sister is a hotsy-totsy, and keeps company with a shady gent. Mary is a stock girl in the five-and-ten. She falls in love with a new clerk, not knowing he is the son of the owner. The boy is betrothed to a society miss, but the father insists he makes some sort of a showing in the store before engagement is announced. The cast is good. Charles Rogers overcomes his good looks with a display of naturalistic humanness. Pickford is her usual sweet and likable self.
My Best Girl
Pickford/United Artists. Director Sam Taylor; Producer Mary Pickford; Screenplay Hope Loring, Allen McNeil, Tim Whelan; Camera Charles Rosher; Art Director John Schulze
Silent. (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1927. Running time: 64 MIN.
Mary Pickford Charles 'Buddy' Rogers Sunshine Hart Lucien Littlefield Carmelita Geraghty