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Director  James Kirkwood, Sr.
Genres  Silent film, Drama
6/10 IMDb

Story by  George Sand
Country  United States
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Language  Silent English intertitles
Release date  May 10, 1915 (1915-05-10) (United States)
Based on  La Petite Fadette  by George Sand
Writer  James Kirkwood, George Sand (novel)
Cast  Mary Pickford (Fanchon, the cricket), Jack Standing (Landry Barbeau), Lottie Pickford (Madelon), Gertrude Norman (Old Fadette), Russell Bassett (Landry's father), Dick Lee (Didier)
Screenplay  James Kirkwood, Sr., Frances Marion
Similar movies  Mary Pickford appears in Fanchon the Cricket and My Best Girl

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.

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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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Jack Pickford
  • Fred Astaire (Unconfirmed role)
  • Adele Astaire (Unconfirmed role)
  • Milton Berle (Unconfirmed role)
  • Release

    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.

    References

    Fanchon the Cricket Wikipedia
    Fanchon the Cricket IMDb Fanchon the Cricket themoviedb.org


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