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. Works best when it forgets about the story and lets the kids be kids.

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

Haines is shot by Pickford’s brother but she saves him with a transfusion, the bad guys are caught and all ends in sunshine and flowers.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Giant Crumb Cake. Good in theory but not quite balanced.

Availability: Released on DVD and Bluray.


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