Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies
Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008)

"Mary Pickford, The Muse of the Movies" traces the life and work of this legendary silent film star, movie pioneer, and keen businesswoman. Pickford's life (1892-1979) also parallels an even larger story, telling of the… More

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Release Date: August 29, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

A disappointingly conventional career recap of the silent era's preeminent female star and businesswoman.

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Edward Havens

Mary Pickford: Muse of the Movies deserves to be put on the list of not just the best documentaries about cinema but the greatest movies about the movies ever.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A treasure chest of information about the early days of filmmaking and the contributions of 'America's Sweetheart' to the history of cinema.

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Mike Clark
Home Media Magazine

There's added star power here - which also includes wattage from show-ups by Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, Lillian Gish (and in one amazing talking clip, a visit to the couple's Pickfair mansion by Amelia Earhart and husband).

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Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist

Muse Of The Movies is assembled with such thoroughness, respect and care you can't help but be awed by Pickford's remarkable achievements.

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Sarah Boslaugh

The Muse of the Movies accomplishes two things: It presents a straightforward and somewhat hagiographical biography of Pickford's early life and film career, and it includes a lot of clips from her films, thus whetting the viewer's appetite for more.

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

If you are interested in Pickford herself or just in the early history of the Hollywood film industry, this is an enthralling documentary.

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