Little Lord Fauntleroy

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Mary Pickford stars in a double role as the young boy Cedric and his dearest mother in this classic rags-to-riches story. The Earl of Dorincourt (Claude Gillingwater) sends for Cedric, the only heir to the family fortune. Cedric leaves the poverty of his life in New York for the splendor of the monied elite in Britain. The Earl is the boy's grandfather, but he believes Cedric's mother had married his son only for his money. An imposter sets out to claim Cedric's fortune before his mother and grandfather reconcile. In a classic scene that took 15 hours to film but lasts only a few seconds, mother and son kiss each other, and the physical differences between the two characters is striking.


Mary Pickford
as Dearest Cedric's Mother, Dearest, Cedric's Mother, Cedric
Claude Gillingwater
as The Earl of Dorincourt
Colin Kenny
as Bevis, the Earl's Son
Joseph J. Dowling
as Haversham, the Earl's Counsel
Kate Price
as Mrs. McGinty, the Applewoman
Rose Dione
as Minna, the Adventuress
Frances Marion
as Her Son, the Pretender
Emmett C. King
as Rev. Mordaunt
Arthur Thalasso
as The Stranger, Her Husband
Mme. de Bodamere
as Mrs. Higgins, a Tenant
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  • Jun 14, 2011
    It's obvious that that's Mary Pickford, not a little boy. I've never understood why they had women playing boys. It's interesting how she also plays the boys mother, though. Other than that, it's a pretty good movie, the story is dramatic, funny, and cute. It's a family film, that anyone can enjoy. The ending is predictable, but most family movies have endings like that anyway.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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