Sparrows
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Sparrows
Sparrows, Mary Pickford's 1926 release, superbly combines the two elements--sentiment and adventure--that characterized Pickford's best work. At first glance, the film seems to be a horror picture, as satanic potato farmer Grimes (Gustav Von Seyfertitz) crushes a child's doll with his thumb and forefinger and tosses the plaything into the dismal swamps surrounding his lands. We learn that Grimes has been exploiting the children from a local orphanage, forcing them to work his farm day and night. Though collecting a hefty maintenance pay for the orphans, Grimes dresses them in rags… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of Pickford's finet films with touches of humor, thrills and suspense."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Grim and creepy enough to almost be a horror film--marred by Pickford's religiosity"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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