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The Irish in Film
A Complete List of Irish Films

 Title  Little Annie Rooney  (silent)
Mary Pickford, America's sweetheart, produced her own films giving her the creative control over the content. So the tough, spoiling for a fight, my dad's a cop, Irish girl of the title is tempered with tongue-in-cheek ironic humor. This film, set in 1920s New York City, accurately displays the racially diverse and uniformly poor bustling streets of the tenement ghettos like Five Corners. (Remember, this film was made 5 years before the stock crash that ushered in the depression.) It predates the numerous gangster films that are based on the same theme: young Irish toughs fighting in the streets grow up to be gangsters and cops fighting in ... well you know. So the next time you watch Angels With Dirty Faces or even Mystic River remember this theme goes all the way back to silent film. Link to reviews Click picture
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 Year   1925      Type   Drama    Rating   NR
 Director  William Beaudine  Writer  Katherine Hennessey
 Cast  Mary Pickford, William Haines, Walter James, Gordon Griffith,
  Carlo Schipa, Spec O'Donnell


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