My Best Girl
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(Oct 26, 1999)
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- Also included is newsreel footage of the marriage of Buddy Rogers and Mary Pickford, as well as home movies of their life together
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My husband just surprised me for my birthday with 'My Best Girl'. I have been building my silent movie collection for almost 2 years, and not one actress has ever moved me so much as Mary Pickford!
I adore her in every film I've seen thus far, and all the others are DEFINITELY worth buying--bad prints or no, but this...this film is now my favorite Pickford film and in my Top 10 for all silents.
I am not a sappy girl, nor do I fall for romance-type films, but 'My Best Girl' is SO winsome, and SO charming! Please go off and read at least one Pickford biography and then rewatch 'My Best Girl'. I was so skeptical, b/c I'm not a big girly movie fan, but this is one you HAVE to own if you love Pickford! Her leading man in the film is Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, the man she married 10 years after this film was made. At the time, her idyllic marriage to Douglas Fairbanks was just beginning to falter. They divorced in 1935, and two years later, she became Mrs. Buddy Rogers. Buddy is so smitten (in a tastefully restrained way) in every scene, in real life, and it's so lovely to watch him falling nutty-head-over-heels for Mary. It's anyone's guess if Mary felt the same--a tribute to her gifts as an actress--but it was pure bliss trying to guess if she had been!
Funny, smart and BEAUTIFULLY shot (if you've seen a lot of silents, you can tell that this one was made toward the end of the era. You're in for SUCH a treat--the shots are nothing like any in other silents of the same age.) I laughed out loud, and shed big ol' 'I'm not a girly movie fan' tears!
Treat yourself, and buy the Milestone copy. An excellent, clean print, with wonderful sharpness and great picture quality. The few and far between muddy spots go away SO quickly.Read more ›
Mary Pickford plays the archetype of her former Little Mary roles. She is Maggie, a stock girl at a fictional five-and-dime store... if you read Amazon's review you know the basic plot, which probably isn't the most original. Here's why you should see it:
Unlike too many of her vehicular films, Mary Pickford isn't the only reason to see "My Best Girl." About every character is a delight to see, and Maggie's parents deliver some of the best laughs, although Pickford holds her own at some very funny moments. Try not to smile at the scene when she first appears. The goofy melodrama with Liz and her beaux could make another feature comedy by itself, but here it adds to the richness of the film. The blase look on Millicent's face when Joe runs off to find Maggie is priceless. For that matter, so is the subtle look on Maggie's face after she tells Joe about the "Dramatic club" her sister belongs to. The soundtrack undermines some of the comedy at times, but that's no reason to turn the volume off. You'll find yourself humming the catchy jazz theme that plays when Nick Powell is present.
So, "for those who like silent films," this is one of the most harmlessly enjoyable, and for those who don't -- well, this is one you should see. It might change your mind.
This movie is interesting to watch because ten years after it was made, Buddy Rogers and Mary Pickford were married. Their chemistry is obvious. It is also a wonder that Mary was around the top of the hill when she made this and yet she still looked so young and beautiful. Emotions soar out of this film that are felt in movies of today. One never notices that it is silent; it simply isn't an issue.
One of my favorite scenes is when Mary deliberately pushes her belongings off of the car she is riding on so that she can see Buddy for just a little longer.
This silent was made when sound took the world by storm. Sadly, it was Mary Pickford's last. Because of the time period it was made in, it is more advanced than a film from the 1910s. The score is very good and the story holds up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Atypical grown-up Mary fare, but she has the great good fortune to have Buddy Rogers with her in his golden year of 1927, when he also did Wings. Read morePublished 11 months ago by joesezso
This charming romantic comedy stars “America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford as Maggie Johnson, a stock girl in Merrill’s Department Store, who falls in love with stock boy Joe Grant... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Captain Spanky
This movie is so adorable. I know that a lot of people find silent movies tedious but those people are silly. Come one, it's Mary Pickford! Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by Leslie Jones
"My Best Girl" is one of the classic films of the silent era, though it can agruably be regarded as one of the finest films of all time. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by David Reese
Great video if you are interested in silent films. Mary Pickford is adorable as always, and the plot in this one is pretty good too. Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by Dan
This is one of Mary Pickford's last films, and although she is no longer playing a little girl, the themes are similar to ones found in earlier Pickford movies. Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by Sara Brideson
Mary Pickford, who will always be forever known as "America's Sweetheart" and a pioneer of early Hollywood and shaping the industry but also for being the first talent who had so... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by [KNDY] Dennis A. Amith
I presented this movie to my High School English classes as a historical introduction to The Great Gatsby. At first they were determined to hate any movie without sound. Read morePublished on March 18, 2009 by Dorilea
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