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The Hoodlum

Released Aug 31, 1919 1h 18m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 54% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
A spoiled and privileged woman (Mary Pickford) must adjust to life in the slums after losing her wealth. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An unappealing melodrama from the silent era. Rated: C+ Jan 30, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member ok silent com-dram with America's sweetheart Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Another fantastic film from my silver screen favorite Mary Pickford & it's a quite well done film indeed. Although firstly introduced as a spoilt brat she quickly wins our heart and she grows in character in the film. Mary truly helmed any film she worked on, she has such a presence. This is a well made silent film, that clearly showcases Mary's comic & dramatic ability & her incredible gift to express on her face everything she needed to. The street scenes are really interesting & the people that inhabit them are also. A lesser known work of Mary Pickford but one of her best.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun little movie with great visual connections. I loved how Pickford's character, Amy, is such a bratty girl in the beginning and gets mad at her neighbor for using one of their towels from the line, but then when she steals the umbrella to keep dry her character turns. I think it has been the best characterization I have seen so far in the silent films. The story is constantly moving and it was more than just silly things happening to make you laugh. The Hoodlum is one of the steps to making great films. It was also really cool having the live piano accompaniment from a guy who was improvising the whole time based off his wide knowledge of music from that era. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A spoiled and privileged woman (Mary Pickford) must adjust to life in the slums after losing her wealth.
Sidney Franklin
First National Exhibitors' Circuit
Production Co
Mary Pickford Company
Comedy, Drama
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 31, 1919, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 7, 2017
1h 18m