Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921 film)

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Little Lord Fauntleroy
Lobby card for Little Lord Fauntleroy
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Jack Pickford
Produced by Mary Pickford
Written by Bernard McConville
Based on Little Lord Fauntleroy
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Starring Mary Pickford
Music by Gaylord Carter
Louis F. Gottschalk
Cinematography Charles Rosher
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • September 15, 1921 (1921-09-15)
Running time
112 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Box office $900,000 (USA)[1]
Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickford and starred the latter's elder sister Mary Pickford as both Cedric Errol and Widow Errol. The film is based on the 1886 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett.[2] A statue depicting Pickford's role exists today on the facade of New York City's landmarked I. Miller Building.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

Cedric Errol is a poor American boy who finds out that he is the sole heir to a wealthy British earldom and thus becomes Lord Fauntleroy.


A young Milton Berle appears in an uncredited role.

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  1. ^ Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built By Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-23004-3. p42
  2. ^ "Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)". IMDb. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  3. ^ "In Times Square, a New Landmark: I. Miller Building, With 4 Calder Sculptures; There's No Business Like Shoe Business". New York Times. July 4, 1999. Retrieved 2014-01-29. And the winners were: for opera, Rosa Ponselle in the title role of Norma; for movies, Mary Pickford in the title role of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921); for musical comedy, Marilyn Miller in the title role of Sunny (1925) and for drama, Ethel Barrymore as Ophelia, a non-title role.

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