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My Best Girl

Released Oct 31, 1927 1h 4m Romance Comedy List
Reviews 89% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
When stock girl Maggie Johnson (Mary Pickford) falls for coworker Joe Grant (Charles Rogers) at the Merrill department store, she doesn't know he's the son of the owner. Joe wants to prove that he has what it takes to honestly work his way up. In the process, he falls for Maggie, too. After his real identity is revealed, Maggie also learns that he's engaged to a debutante (Avonne Taylor). Maggie flees from their budding relationship, and Joe becomes determined to win her back. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Just a run-of-the-mill conventional Hollywood crowd-pleasing romantic comedy. Rated: C Jan 29, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member What makes this movie special is that it captures the miracle of two people falling in love with each other at the same time as their characters do. It is challenging to capture genuine emotion on a cold piece of celluloid but falling in love is beautifully immortalized here. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Pickford's last silent pic Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Mary Pickford is such a doll...I have yet to seen one of her films that I didn't like. This one was great! Her and Buddy Rogers (Who would marry in real life 2 years later) are just perfect together in this somewhat predictable, but very sweet romantic comedy. Check this one out! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Charming silent romantic comedy that botches its last fifteen minutes by going on way too long. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Mary Pickford's final silent film before her unsuccessful foray into early talkies, and what a film to go out on. It's such a charming and likable film...clearly both Charles 'buddy' Rogers & Pickford had such a chemistry and went on to marry in ten years & stayed together for the rest of her natural life. This film is simple but has has great scenes & scenery and has been copied many times in romantic comedies in years to come.I think it's such a fantastic Pickford film & in many regards one of her best. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When stock girl Maggie Johnson (Mary Pickford) falls for coworker Joe Grant (Charles Rogers) at the Merrill department store, she doesn't know he's the son of the owner. Joe wants to prove that he has what it takes to honestly work his way up. In the process, he falls for Maggie, too. After his real identity is revealed, Maggie also learns that he's engaged to a debutante (Avonne Taylor). Maggie flees from their budding relationship, and Joe becomes determined to win her back.
Director
Sam Taylor
Producer
Mary Pickford
Screenwriter
Kathleen Norris, Hope Loring, Allen McNeil, Tim Whelan
Distributor
United Artists
Production Co
Mary Pickford Company
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 31, 1927, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Oct 26, 1999
Runtime
1h 4m