James Kirkwood, Sr.
Silent film, Drama
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May 10, 1915 (1915-05-10) (United States)
La Petite Fadette
by George Sand
James Kirkwood, George Sand (novel)
Mary Pickford (Fanchon, the cricket), Jack Standing (Landry Barbeau), Lottie Pickford (Madelon), Gertrude Norman (Old Fadette), Russell Bassett (Landry's father), Dick Lee (Didier)
James Kirkwood, Sr., Frances Marion
Mary Pickford appears in Fanchon the Cricket and My Best Girl
Fanchon the Cricket Wikipedia
Fanchon, the Cricket is a 1915 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players Film Company and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is based on a novel, La Petite Fadette by George Sand. It was directed by James Kirkwood and stars Mary Pickford, now working for Adolph Zukor and Daniel Frohman. A previous film version of the story was released in 1912 by IMP (later Universal) and directed by Herbert Brenon.
Fanchon, the Cricket is the only film to feature all three Pickford siblings: Mary (in the lead role), Lottie, and Jack Pickford. Milton Berle, Fred, and Adele Astaire are also listed among the cast. Astaire biographer Tim Satchell maintains that the film is the only one to feature the dancing duo of Fred and Adele Astaire. Fred Astaire later said he had no recollection of working on the film. All three roles have yet to be positively confirmed.
Mary Pickford as Fanchon
Jack Standing as Landry Barbeau
Lottie Pickford as Madelon
Gertrude Norman as Old Fadette
Russell Bassett as Landry's Father
Richard Lee as Didier
Fred Astaire (Unconfirmed role)
Adele Astaire (Unconfirmed role)
Milton Berle (Unconfirmed role)
The film was released in New Zealand in late 1915, playing in Wellington at the People's Picture Palace in mid-December, and playing through January in Greytown.
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