Mary Pickford Season: FD Cinematheque
Little Lord Fountleroy (1921)
Director: Alfred E Green and Jack Pickford
Cast: Mary Pickford, Claude Gillingwater, Joseph J Dowling, James A Marcus, Kate Price, Fred Malatesta, Rose Dione, Arthur Thalasso, Colin Kenny, Emmett King, Madame De Bodamere, Jackie Condon, Gordon Griffith
Little Lord Fauntleroy is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickford and starred the latter’s elder sister Mary Pickford as both Cedric Errol and Widow Errol. The film is based on the 1886 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A statue depicting Pickford’s role exists today on the facade of New York City’s landmarked I. Miller Building.
Cedric Errol is a poor American boy who finds out that he is the sole heir to a wealthy British earldom and thus becomes Lord Fauntleroy.
- Mary Pickford as Cedric Errol and Widow Errol
- Claude Gillingwater as Earl of Dorincourt
- Joseph J. Dowling as William Havisham
- James A. Marcus as Hobbs
- Kate Price as Mrs. McGinty
- Fred Malatesta as Dick
- Rose Dione as Minna
- Arthur Thalasso as The Stranger
- Colin Kenny as Bevis
- Emmett King as Reverend Mordaunt
- Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built By Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-23004-3. p42
- “Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)”. IMDb. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- “In Times Square, a New Landmark: I. Miller Building, With 4 Calder Sculptures; There’s No Business Like Shoe Business”. New York Times. July 4, 1999. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
And the winners were: for opera, Rosa Ponselle in the title role of Norma; for movies, Mary Pickford in the title role of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921); for musical comedy, Marilyn Miller in the title role of Sunny (1925) and for drama, Ethel Barrymore as Ophelia, a non-title role.