Mary Pickford as The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 American comedy-drama. Mary Pickford, famous for playing girls and young women, stars as 11-year-old Gwendolyn. She is left by her rich and busy parents to the care of unsympathetic domestic workers at the family’s mansion. Her mother is only interested in her social life and her father has serious financial problem and is even contemplating suicide. When she manages to have some good time with an organ-grinder or a plumber, or have a mud-fight with street boys, she is rapidly brought back on the right track. One day she becomes sick because the maid has given her an extra dose of sleeping medicine to be able to go out. She then becomes delirious and starts seeing an imaginary world inspired by people and things around her; the Garden of Lonely Children in the Tell-Tale forest. Her conditions worsens and Death tries to lure her to eternal rest. But Life also appears to her and finally wins.

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Mary Pickford in The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

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Mary Pickford in The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

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