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Sidney A. Franklin in Heart o' the Hills

Heart o' the Hills

1919 NR

America's first film sweetheart, Mary Pickford, stars in this silent film (one of four she made in 1919), a backwoods melodrama about land-grabbing in the mountains of Kentucky. The movie gave Pickford the chance to extend her range from her previous half-dozen parts; the film's brutal subject matter and frank treatment of poverty were a huge change of pace from her usual lighthearted fare. Joseph De Grasse and Sidney Franklin direct.