The Dawn of a Tomorrow (1915)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dawn of a Tomorrow was another winner from the felicitous writer-star team of Frances Marion and Mary Pickford. "America's Sweetheart" plays a girl of the London slums whose sweetheart David Powell is in danger of succumbing to a life of crime. Our Mary puts Powell on the right track, then assures her financial future by rescuing millionaire Forrest Robinson from drowning. Dawn of a Tomorrow was adapted from a play by Frances Hodgson Burnett, of Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy fame. As a result of this and other Pickford hits, the 21-year-old actress soon found herself the highest-paid woman in America.

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foil [thwart], bad-guy-turns-good, Britain, criminal, millionaire, rescue, slums, suicide, suicide-attempt, sweetheart