Director James Kirkwood, Sr.
Genres Silent film, Drama
Story by George Sand
Country United States
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.
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.
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.
ReferencesFanchon the Cricket Wikipedia
Fanchon the Cricket IMDb Fanchon the Cricket themoviedb.org