|The Poor Little Rich Girl|
|Directed by||Maurice Tourneur|
|Written by||Frances Marion|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Starring|| Mary Pickford |
|Cinematography|| Lucien Andriot |
John van den Broek
|Distributed by||Artcraft Pictures Corporation|
|Languages||Silent film |
The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 American comedy-drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur. Adapted by Frances Marion from the 1913 play by Eleanor Gates.  The Broadway play actually starred future screen actress Viola Dana.  The film stars Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks (returning from the play) and Frank McGlynn Sr.
The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.    In 1991, The Poor Little Rich Girl was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. 
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