Glad this is posting again. Very off and on. Anyway, I've seen Amarilly and Sparrows (also not a fave). Before actua;;y SEEING Pickford in films, I always assumed her stuff would gag a maggot. So it is a wonderful surprise to discover her as a talented, charming actress who had such a terrifif sense of fun and put it in her work. It's so easy NOW to see why she was so popular. That screen personality coupled with her amazing business sense and power in early Hollywood makes her one of the most interesting women in film history. Still love Swanson and Gish, but Pickford certainly deserves all the fan support we can give her!
I was hesitant about watching Mary Pickford too, but I was also pleasantly surprised! I love Stella Maris (1918), her talent is completely on display; she plays two roles in the film and does a marvelous job with both! It also brings up some interesting situations that leave you thinking long after the movie is over. The plot centers on two individuals: one a beautiful, crippled rich girl (Stella Maris) who has lived a sheltered life and believes the world is wonderful and knows nothing of hardship, and the other a plain orphan who has only seen the ugly side of life and never felt love. I was so intrigued to see how Stella Maris would react as she found out what life was really like, it kept me hooked!