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A Little Princess

Released November 05, 1917

Role: Sara Crewe
Co-stars: Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith, ZaSu Pitts, Ann Schaefer, William E. Lawrence, Theodore Roberts
Prod/Dist Co: Mary Pickford Film Corporation/Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Director: Marshall Neilan
Screenwriter: Frances Marion, based on the 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Cinematographer: Walter Stradling
Filming Location: Famous Players-Lasky Studio at 1520 Vine St. in Hollywood, CA
Produced by Mary Pickford

Note: Assistant director Howard Hawks got his first chance to direct when he stepped behind the camera for certain scenes of A Little Princess.

Original review from  Variety  (Nov. 23, 1917):

Miss Pickford … is perhaps in her most fitting role in what was probably the most popular of all Mrs. Burnett’s novels, next to ‘Fauntleroy.’ Everyone who reads it will want to see its picturization. Others shouldn’t miss it. When they go they will find Miss Pickford at her best.

Clips from A Little Princess

Music by Julian Ducatenzeiler and Andy Gladbach