Little Annie Rooney (1925)

STARRING:
Mary Pickford, William Haines
DIRECTED BY:
William Beaudine
GENRE:
Comedy, Drama
Mary Pickford, the queen of the silent screen, stars as a tough young ragamuffin who protects her neighborhood from a dangerous street gang. You may wonder why a 33-year-old woman is playing a girl, but this is little Mary, as people liked her best – ready to fight at the drop of a hat! Noted film historian Kevin Brownlow hailed this movie as "remarkable... All the artistry, technical skill, and emotional impact of a medium only thirty years old shine triumphantly through." Can Mary save the day? You bet! (BW)