Little Annie Rooney

Little Annie Rooney

Director: William Beaudine

Cast: Mary Pickford, William Haines, Walter James

     
 

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Thirty-two year old Mary Pickford returned to form as America's Sweetheart as Little Annie Rooney, a tough teenager from the streets who gets into mischief with her little gang of ruffians. She has a boyfriend, Joe Kelly (William Haines), whom she is sweet on. But when her father (Walter James) is killed, her brother Tim (Gordon Griffith) thinks that Joe is theSee more details below

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Thirty-two year old Mary Pickford returned to form as America's Sweetheart as Little Annie Rooney, a tough teenager from the streets who gets into mischief with her little gang of ruffians. She has a boyfriend, Joe Kelly (William Haines), whom she is sweet on. But when her father (Walter James) is killed, her brother Tim (Gordon Griffith) thinks that Joe is the murderer. Tim shoots Joe with his father's gun, but Annie, convinced of Joe's innocence, gives him a blood transfusion and saves his life. She then organizes her gang of street kids to search for the real killer of her father.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Mary Pickford once again made a very convincing 12-year-old in this sentimental melodrama, a huge success for the star after a couple of misfires. In the opening scenes, it is almost as if "America's Sweetheart" has joined the "Our Gang" kids. Playing Annie Rooney, the daughter of a Lower Eastside cop (Walter James), Pickford hurls bricks and bottles at her tenement enemies, crawls through a lead-pipe, punches poor Joe Butterworth in the nose and attacks the opposing kids (real kids, at that) in a chariot made from a run-down baby carriage. She is totally believable throughout, no mean feat for an actress already on the wrong side of 30. Little Annie Rooney, however, is no farce but a tried-and-true tearjerker, in which Annie's father, a goodhearted Irish cop (Walter James, is killed in a gangland dispute. Although credited to one Katherine Hennessy, who was in reality Mary's grandmother, the story was wholly conjured up by Pickford herself in response to a deluge of letters from moviegoers demanding the return of her now patented spirited tomboy. And, being her own producer, Pickford made sure that the trappings were first class, from cameraman Charles Rosher's magnificent compositions to recreating an entire Lower Eastside tenement block on the back lot of United Artists in West Hollywood. The results of her hard work proved one of Pickford's most successful pictures and one which can be enjoyed by young and old to this very day.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/28/2003
UPC:
0684457209621
Original Release:
1925
Rating:
NR
Source:
Terra
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[silent]
Time:
1:33:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary Pickford Little Annie Rooney
William Haines Joe Kelly
Walter James Officer Rooney
Gordon Griffith Tim Rooney
Hugh Fay Spider
Carlo Schipa Tony
Spec O'Donnell Able
Vola Vale Mamie
Joe Butterworth Mickey
Eugene Jackson Humidor
Oscar Rudolph Athos
Virginia Vale Mamie

Technical Credits
William Beaudine Director
Louis D. Lighton Screenwriter
Hope Loring Screenwriter
Hal Mohr Cinematographer
Harry Oliver Art Director
Mary Pickford Producer
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
Jack Schulze Art Director
Paul Youngblood Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [:51]
2. Annie "Razzberry" [5:46]
3. Joe Kelly and His Gang [10:03]
4. Joe Helps Out Annie [3:09]
5. Annie at Home [:16]
6. Officer Rooney Keeping the Peace [8:53]
7. Joe Visits the Rooneys [6:25]
8. Gang in Trouble [6:03]
9. Gang Puts Up a Show [6:51]
10. Joe Saves Annie [3:12]
11. The Big Dance [6:51]
12. Wrong Place, Wrong Time [3:22]
13. Annie Finds Out [7:12]
14. After a Week of Sorrow [3:14]
15. Tim Misinformed [3:06]
16. Joe Confronts Annie [2:53]
17. Emergency Meeting [3:20]
18. Cornering the Criminal [3:20]
19. Saving Joe [6:13]
20. Annie Gives Blood [4:32]

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