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SPARROWS - plus live accompaniment from Aristazabal Hawkes
Sunday 11 March, 4.00
Evil Mr Grimes (Gustav von Seyffertitz) runs a baby farm deep in the heart of a hideous swamp. The children are housed in squalid conditions with only quick-witted Molly (Mary Pickford) there to protect them. Blending comedy, melodrama, action and horror, this superb Pickford production had Ernst Lubitsch describe it to her as one of the eight wonders of the world.
Cross-genre genius actress and filmmaker Pickford was Hollywood’s first major female star, the first actress not only to produce her own work but also have complete control of advertising, choice of directors and final cut. Not just ‘America’s Sweetheart’ but also its leading film businesswoman of the time, she starred in over 240 films, and in 1919 co-founded leading production company United Artists with D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks.