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Sparrows

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Sparrows, [[Performer~P56706~Mary Pickford's~marypickford]] 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 ([[Performer~P73898~Gustav Von Seyfertitz~gustavvonseyffertitz]]) 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...more

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