Pollyanna (January 18, 1920)

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Mary Pickford in Pollyanna
 

Released on January 18, 1920: An orphan girl moves in with her mean Aunt Polly and the girl's determination to be glad about everything turns Aunt Polly into a happy old gal that can fall in love again.

Produced by Mary Pickford

Directed by Paul Powell

The Actors: Mary Pickford (Pollyanna Whitier), Wharton James (Reverend John Whittier), Katherine Griffith (Aunt Polly), Helen Jerome Eddy (Nancy Thing, housekeeper), George Berrell (old Tom), Howard Ralston (Jimmy Bean), William Courtleigh (John Pendleton), Herbert Prior (Doctor Tom Chilton), Doc Crane (unknown), Joan Marsh (unknown), Frederick Peters (unknown), Gordon Sackville (unknown)

 

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Let's Play the Glad Game!

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Marie Smith in Toronto, Canada in 1892 to a mother and father who were stage actors, and with the new invention of moving pictures she became the first sweetheart of movies . . . with one big difference from other actors of the day. By 1911 she had already acted in 176 motion pictures, and in 1920 she used her money, brains and talent to not only act in motion pictures, but produce and direct movies. In the same year that she produced and starred in this movie she became one of the founders of United Artists, one of the biggest motion picture producers of the golden age of movies. She was also one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - the Academy Award organization. It is easy to argue that there wasn't a more beautiful golden-haired actress than Mary Pickford in 1920, but she was no dumb blonde, that's for sure.

I cannot describe this story any better than the first text card for the movie: "This is really not a story . . . it's a rainbow - born of the sunshine of a little girl's smile glistening through her tears . . . It's a fantasy of children’s laughter, of hope, of gladness . . . . for Pollyanna's 'Glad Game' holds forth this message - Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life, the joyous beam that smiles the clouds away." The basic storyline for this movie has been copied many times since 1920, most famously by Shirley Temple, but it has never been done as elegantly and with as much mirth and wit as in this telling of the story of little orphan girl Pollyanna, who always liked to play the Glad Game. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter on it and enjoy the show.

Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
Doc Crane
Doc Crane
George Berrell and Helen Jerome Eddy
George Berrell and Helen Jerome Eddy
Helen Jerome Eddy and Katherine Griffith
Helen Jerome Eddy and Katherine Griffith
Helen Jerome Eddy and Mary Pickford
Helen Jerome Eddy and Mary Pickford
Howard Ralston and Mary Pickford
Howard Ralston and Mary Pickford
Howard Ralston, William Courtleigh and Mary Pickford
Howard Ralston, William Courtleigh and Mary Pickford
William Courtleigh and Howard Ralston
William Courtleigh and Howard Ralston
Howard Ralston and Mary Picford argue
Howard Ralston and Mary Picford argue
Joan Marsh and Mary Pickford
Joan Marsh and Mary Pickford
Joan Marsh
Joan Marsh
Katherine Griffith, Mary Pickford and Howard Ralston
Katherine Griffith, Mary Pickford and Howard Ralston
Katherine Griffith and Mary Pickford
Katherine Griffith and Mary Pickford
Katherine Griffith and Mary Pickford
Katherine Griffith and Mary Pickford
Katherine Griffith as Aunt Polly
Katherine Griffith as Aunt Polly
Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford and Helen Jerome Eddy
Mary Pickford and Helen Jerome Eddy
Mary Pickford in 1920
Mary Pickford in 1920
Mary Pickford holds up Katherine Griffith
Mary Pickford holds up Katherine Griffith
Mary Pickford with the oil lamp in the basement
Mary Pickford with the oil lamp in the basement
Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
Wharton James and Mary Pickford
Wharton James and Mary Pickford
William Courtleigh
William Courtleigh