schedule

My Best Girl

  • Judith Rosenberg
    Live Music

    Judith Rosenberg on piano

featuring

Mary Pickford, Charles Rogers, Sunshine Hart, Lucien Littlefield,

“We Are All One Big Family,” goes the generous motto of Merrill’s department store. But what if the owner’s son, disguised as a humble trainee, falls for a shopgirl whose family lives in a ramshackle cottage worlds away from the Merrills’ palatial manse? Such is the dilemma of this charming Cinderella comedy that pits ostentatious wealth against vulgar poverty and finds that love conquers both. The romance benefits from a crackling chemistry between Mary Pickford (in her last silent film role) and her costar, Charles “Buddy” Rogers, who later became her third husband.

Juliet Clark
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Allen McNeil
  • Tim Whelan
Based On
  • The story by Kathleen Norris

Cinematographer
  • Charles Rosher
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • Silent
  • 90 mins
Source
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
Permission
  • Milestone Film & Video
Additional Info
  • Preservation funded by the Mary Pickford Foundation, the Packard Humanities Institute, and the Film Foundation
Preceded By

The Son's Return

D. W. Griffith , US, 1909

FEATURING
Mary Pickford

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • Silent
  • 11 mins
source
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
Additional Info
  • Preservation funded by the Packard Humanities Institute, the Mary Pickford Foundation, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

A Manly Man
(His Gratitude)

Thomas H. Ince , US, 1911

Pickford portrays a Filipina in love with an American man in this rare short shot in Cuba.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Hand-tinted
  • 35mm
  • Silent
  • 12 mins
Additional Info
  • Preservation funded by the American Film Institute/National Endowment for the Arts Film Preservation Grants Program and the Packard Humanities Institute.