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.
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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