Fun Size Review: A Little Princess (1917)

The classic children’s book comes to the screen courtesy of America’s Sweetheart, Mary Pickford, and the lavish production design is fun to see.

While the source material is a little creaky and there are some odd detours, this film is a delight because of the chemistry of Pickford and Zasu Pitts. It’s a pity they didn’t work together more often.

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

Mary is saved from poverty and adopted by her father’s wealthy friend.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Stacked Peanut Butter Brownies. Great tastes that taste great together.

Availability: A Little Princess is available on DVD as an extra on the release of the Frances Marion documentary, Without Lying Down.


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  1. Marie Roget

    I thought Roach’s Pitts and Todd pairing (Zasu Pitts & Thelma Todd) in talkies was just the ultimate until I got a load of this film! Pitts and Pickford- what a perfect onscreen combo 😀

  2. Birgit

    I’d like to see this. I have seen the Temple version and a newer version from the 200’s or maybe the 1990’s but not this. It sounds like an absolute delight

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