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The Love Light

Released Jan 9, 1921 1h 27m War List
Reviews 46% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
An American (Mary Pickford) working as a lighthouse keeper in World War I Italy unwittingly weds an enemy soldier. Read More Read Less
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Ruth Boyle New York Daily News Mary is Mary, always winning and lovable. The settings are splendid. The cast is uniformly good. Bat the story is exceedingly bad. Sep 13, 2021 Full Review Marion Russell Billboard Never has [Mary Pickford] had a role that so completely fitted her alluring personality. Mar 16, 2023 Full Review Harriette Underhill New York Tribune The Love Light is a fascinating story beautifully produced and marvelously well acted. Nov 6, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Stunning cinematography and melodrama at its finest from star-producer Mary Pickford and writer-director Frances Marion. While the two women were in Italy (Pickford on her honeymoon with Douglas Fairbanks), they heard a local legend of a woman who fell in love with a soldier, who used her lighthouse to send messages during World War I. So they adapted the tale into this beautiful tragic film. A crew member almost lost his life during the climactic storm scene. Marion orchestrated the real thing, not a special effect. Very powerful in its day. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Hilariously depressing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A stunning silent film that is truly timeless.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow, this was a very dramatic, suspenseful, romantic, melodramatic film. Pickford did a great job with this film. You really sympathize with her character, she's gone through so much in this movie. It's very sad, and then the ending is very good. I recommend it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member the first silent movie I have ever watched..all the way through. It was for my American film class. pretty depressing, but the movement and facial expressions were sufficient in understanding the story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An American (Mary Pickford) working as a lighthouse keeper in World War I Italy unwittingly weds an enemy soldier.
Director
Frances Marion
Producer
Mary Pickford
Screenwriter
Frances Marion
Distributor
United Artists
Production Co
Mary Pickford Company
Genre
War
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 9, 1921, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 11, 2016
Runtime
1h 27m
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