Fun Size Review: Less Than Dust (1916)

There are cases where a movie that was rejected by audiences of its day is embraced by modern viewers. This is not one of those cases. Goodness gracious, this Mary Pickford vehicle is so bad that it’s, well, bad.

In addition to the racism against Indians, the film is so petty, so small, so predictable and trite that the plot can be prescribed as a cure for insomnia. (And before we get the usual yipping about “Context!” I would like to encourage everyone to read up on India’s independence movement and the oppression of its people.)

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

Pickford’s Indian character is really a lost English lady and she gets her (English) man.

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocolate-Covered Rocks. Not rock candy, just rocks.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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  1. Birgit

    Hello! I’m back:) I don’t know this one at all but I have to laugh that this very blond , white gal would even think she was Native American

    1. Fritzi Kramer

      Alpha is all over the place in quality and they have an annoying habit of cutting out title cards. I only linked to their version because it’s the only one widely available.

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