Running time: 120 mins
Produced by Pickford and directed by William Beaudine (see Little Annie Rooney on Sunday morning) Sparrows is the supreme calling card for Mary Pickford. Sparrows Molly (Pickford) is the eldest child of a group of orphans being used as slaves on a farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of. Classed as a masterpiece when originally released, Sparrows signifies everything that Mary Pickford had tried to achieve when she first stepped in front of the camera in 1909. The film’s story will keep you laughing, but also sobbing, till the very end. A breath-taking achievement which not only established Mary Pickford as one of the icons of early Hollywood, but one of first legends of cinema. The Wareham Silent Film Weekender are proud to present this UK Premiere of the new restoration and recorded score by the Mary Pickford Foundation which concludes this year’s strand looking at the work of Mary Pickford. The Wareham Silent Film Weekender is presented by The Rex Cinema and South West Silents and supported by BFI Film Audience Network.
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