Fun Size Review: Little Annie Rooney (1925)

Mary Pickford: Tenement kid, daughter of an Irish cop. William Haines: Big brother of her arch-rival and a would-be gangster. Mary loves William. He thinks she’s a kid. However, when he is framed for the murder of Mary’s father, she is the only one who can save him. Haines and Pickford are cute as proverbial bugs (could they be anything else?) but the thin plot does not use them to their full potential.

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How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Mary tracks down the killer but her brother shoots Haines. Mary saves her love by volunteering for a blood transfusion and they become a couple once she grows up.

If it were a dessert it would be: Behemoth Crumb Cake. Good in theory, choice ingredients but not quite balanced.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD.