Joe Roberts and Mary Pickford


Directed by                     Alfred E. Green, Jack Pickford
Produced by                   Mary Pickford
Written by                      Bernard McConville
Based on                         the novel Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Starring                          Mary Pickford, Claude Gillingwater, Joseph J. Dowling, James A. Marcus, Kate Price, Fred Malatesta, Joe Roberts
Cinematography            Charles Rosher
Distributed by                United Artists Corporation
Release date                    September 15, 1921
Running time                  111 minutes
Country                           United States
Language                         Silent film, English intertitles


"Little Lord Fauntleroy" is a nice old-fashioned comedy-drama, starring Mary Pickford in a double role.  The star of Silent Hall of Fame Joe Roberts makes a cameo appearance as Buzz Saw Brannigan, an ex-champion and the idol of the neighborhood.

A boy named Cedric (played by Mary Pickford) lives with his widowed mother (also played by Mary Pickford).  By a trick of circumstance he becomes the legal heir to an English nobleman.  Cedric meets his grumpy old grandfather, who lives in a big cold castle and is estranged to him and his mother.  Will Cedric's spirit of youth be able to melt the old man's heart and make him reconsider his life priorities?

The film enjoys a very nice rating in IMDB.


Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) on IMDb



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Joe Roberts in Little Lord Fauntleroy 1921 10

   Joe Roberts