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The Foundling

Released January 03, 1916

Role: Molly O
Co-stars: Edward Martindel, Maggie Weston, Mildred Morris, Marcia Harris, Tammany Young
Prod/Dist Co: Famous Players-Mary Pickford Co./Paramount Pictures
Director: John B. O’Brien
Screenwriter: Frances Marion
Filming Location: Famous Players Studio, 128 West 56th Street, New York City
Produced by Mary Pickford

Note:  The Foundling  was the first of her films to be produced by Mary.

Original review from  The Moving Picture World  (Jan. 8, 1916):

It is a typical Mary Pickford story in which we see Miss Pickford in ‘The Foundling,’ the Famous Players five-part release of January 3. There are present those elements which in greater or less degree have been factors in her most successful pictures. … Miss Pickford is at her best. ‘The Foundling’ should be one of the more popular Pickford releases.

Clips from The Foundling


Music by Gustav Mahler