With special guests and live organ accompaniment!
Mary Pickford rose to fame during the pioneer era of American cinema and became one of the film industry’s most influential figures. Before women earned the right to vote, the star had her own production company and had co-founded United Artists film studio. In this Dickensian, gothic thriller, Mr. Grimes and his wife operate a dismal “baby farm” near an alligator-infested swamp. Molly (Pickford), the oldest of the inmates, attempts to provide the other tattered, starving kids with the loving maternal care they need. Friends of Grimes kidnap the daughter of a rich man and hide her out on Grimes’ farm, awaiting ransom. When the police close in and Grimes threatens to throw the girl into the bottomless mire, it’s up to Molly to save the day.
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Director: William Beaudine
Screenwriter: Winifred Dunn (story), C. Gardner Sullivan (adaptation)
Cast: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller