Little Miss Smiles (1922)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |  
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Ever-ebullient Shirley Mason is ideally cast in Little Miss Smiles. This is the story of a just-getting-by Jewish family in New York. While Mason, the family's daughter, sets her sights on a handsome doctor (Gaston Glass), her prizefighter brother (Arthur Rankin) runs afoul of gangsters. Evidently a lost film, Little Miss Smiles would be worth seeing today if only to see how director (and "professional Irishman") John Ford handled the Jewish milieu. The film was based on Myra Kelly's novel Little Aliens.

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daughter, doctor/nurse, family, gangster, ghetto, Judaism, love, marriage, prizefighter, problems, romance, silence, son