Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm


1h 18m 1917

Brief Synopsis

With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new friends and must adjust to surroundings that are sometimes difficult. But she still finds time to think of numerous ways to help others in her new hometown.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 22, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Mary Pickford Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Artcraft Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (New York, 1903) and the play Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Charlotte Thompson (New York, 3 Oct 1910).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Rebecca Randall is adopted by her stern maiden aunts, Emma Jane Perkins and Miranda Sawyer, to relieve her mother, who has six other children to rear. Rebecca's girlish antics severely try her cranky old aunts, who finally pack her off to boarding school. She returns a young lady and wins the heart of Adam Ladd, an upstanding young man. Rebecca's happiness is clouded when Aunt Miranda passes away, but as the months pass, sunshine returns to her life when the mortgage is paid on her mother's farm and she marries Adam.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 22, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Mary Pickford Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Artcraft Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (New York, 1903) and the play Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Charlotte Thompson (New York, 3 Oct 1910).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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This film was re-issued in June of 1920. According to modern sources, ZaSu Pitts had an uncredited small appearance in the film. It was remade in 1932 by Fox, directed by Alfred Santell, and loosely remade in 1938 by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Allan Dwan and starring Shirley Temple.