Little Lord Fauntleroy

In an amazing display of camera trickery, “America's Sweetheart” Mary Pickford plays both a mother and her young son, Fauntleroy, an American boy who teaches his wizened British uncle the value of American charity and apple pie. Her fists fly as she beats up a boy who tries to steal her birthright. Variety praised “her genuinely youthful Tom Sawyer masculinity” as a “two-fisted kid who tears off his laces and velvets and goes to it with the dirty-eared rough-necks.” A blockbuster children's favorite when it was released in 1921, this sprightly film still has the power to delight viewers of all ages. Photoplay called Little Lord Fauntleroy “Mary Pickford's best picture, and one of the most beautiful things ever filmed.”

This page may by only partially complete. For additional information about this film, view the original entry on our archived site.