One of Mary Pickford’s Important Classic Silent Films, Beautifully Restored in 4K for a New Generation of Film Fans!
Mary Pickford plays a “tomboy of the tenements” in this comedy drama, which she also wrote.
Filmed over ten weeks, Little Annie Rooney was shot entirely on a set created by art director John D. Schulze at the Pickford Fairbanks Studio. Co-starring William Haines and a wide-ranging, multi-ethnic cast. Little Annie Rooney met with huge critical and commercial success upon its original release, proving fans and critics alike wanted the then 33-year old Pickford to stay a child forever.
Created from the original tinted nitrate print in Mary Pickford’s personal collection at the Library of Congress, Little Annie Rooney was preserved photochemically by the Academy Film Archive. A new 35mm preservation master was then scanned at 4K high definition so that the Mary Pickford Foundation, in cooperation with AMPAS, could create a digital version to perfectly match the original nitrate tints and tones.
The Mary Pickford Foundation then commissioned Andy Gladbach to compose a new, original soundtrack for the film, which features a 12-piece orchestra, including three percussionists.
“This is the Mary Pickford who will always be loved and welcomed. This is Mary at her best and her truest.” – Photoplay (1925)
- Mary Pickford was one of the 36 founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- Mary Pickford was a co-founder of Pickford-Fairbanks Studios, and along with D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, launched the independent film production company United Artists.
The physical media version of this production includes both the DVD and Bluray as a 2-disc set.
1925 / Silent Drama / 114 minutes / A film by William Beaudine
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