My Best Girl (1927)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mary Pickford stars as the "Miss Fix-it" for her eccentric family. Pickford's job at a dime-store keeps her postman dad (Lucien Littlefield), addlepated mom (Sunshine Hart) and loose-living sister (Carmelita Geraghty) from going under. She falls in love with handsome Charles "Buddy" Rogers, never dreaming that the boy is the son of store-owner Hobart Bosworth. The "meeting cute" scene between Pickford and Rogers has been so often excerpted in silent-movie compilations that it's possible many viewers have it memorized. Based on a story by Kathleen Norris, My Best Girl served to introduce Mary Pickford to future-husband Rogers (they were wed nearly a decade later). Lucien Littlefield, the "old codger" who plays Pickford's father, was in reality three years younger than Pickford!

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love-vs-duty, family-responsibilities, department-store, father, mother, self-sacrifice, girl