The Poor Little Rich Girl

1917 US film directed by Maurice Tourneur / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 American comedy-drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur. Adapted by Frances Marion from the 1913 play by Eleanor Gates.[1] The Broadway play actually starred future screen actress Viola Dana.[2] The film stars Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks (returning from the play) and Frank McGlynn Sr.

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The Poor Little Rich Girl
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Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Written byFrances Marion
Produced byAdolph Zukor
StarringMary Pickford
Madlaine Traverse
Charles Wellesley
Gladys Fairbanks
CinematographyLucien Andriot
John van den Broek
Distributed byArtcraft Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • March 5, 1917 (1917-03-05)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
English intertitles

The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.[3][4][5] In 1991, The Poor Little Rich Girl was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.[6]