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Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

A biography of the life and career of silent-film star Mary Pickford, known during her day as "America's Sweetheart". This documentary shows that she was not simply just the top actress of her time, but also a successful producer, a ...See moreA biography of the life and career of silent-film star Mary Pickford, known during her day as "America's Sweetheart". This documentary shows that she was not simply just the top actress of her time, but also a successful producer, a creative writer and director, a savvy businesswoman and a founding member of United Artists, one of the most important and innovative studios in Hollywood's history. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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John Luker (as John C. Luker II)
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Whoopi Goldberg
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Jean Firstenberg
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Cammilla Johnson
Herself - Former Child Actress (as Cammilla Jones) Herself - Former Child Actress (as Cammilla Jones)   See fewer
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Fay Kanin
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Miles Kreuger
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Janet Leigh
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Leonard Maltin
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Roddy McDowall
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Robert Mitchell
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Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
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Edward Stotsenberg
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Charles Chaplin
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Douglas Fairbanks
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D.W. Griffith
Himself (with Pickford, Fairbanks, Chaplin) (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (with Pickford, Fairbanks, Chaplin) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Jolson
Himself - Watches Fairbanks Do Jolson Impression (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself - Watches Fairbanks Do Jolson Impression (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Lyon Mackenzie King
Himself (with Pickford and Mountie) (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (with Pickford and Mountie) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Owen Moore
Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited) Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Pickford
Himself / Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself / Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Pickford
Herself / Numerous Roles (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself / Numerous Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rosalind Russell
Herself - 1950s Event with Pickford and Rogers (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself - 1950s Event with Pickford and Rogers (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph M. Schenck
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Charlotte Smith
Herself - Mother, with Pickford and Fairbanks (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself - Mother, with Pickford and Fairbanks (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Tamblyn
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Robert Taylor
Himself - USAAF Outfit (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself - USAAF Outfit (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 70 votes