IA #64: Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

 Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) on IMDb

Little Lord Fauntleroy was the first film produced by Selznick International Pictures, created by David O. Selznick when he left Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It’s about an American boy who is the long-lost heir of an English fortune. He is sent to live with a cold and unsentimental earl who refuses to allow the boy’s mother to live with him in his castle. Don’t worry, things get better.

Mary Pickford had performed in the silent version of this story in 1921, and Selznick bought the rights from her before filming. It’s just another iconic tale in the Internet Archive Top 100.