This was actually my first Mary Pickford film and I am very surprised. All of the performances were great, but Mary so effortlessly portrays a little girl, and she's spot-on. I almost forgot she was a woman of 25! She perfectly captures the nativity, innocence and mischief of a 10 year old girl better than a real little girl could have. She's a joy to watch on screen.
The best part of the film is the dreamland scene. It is so surreal and imaginative, and captures the spirit of a child's wild dreams so well that it brought back memories from my own childhood.
The entire film flows like water. It never felt disjointed at all, and I never felt the pacing was too fast or too slow.
It's a very fun, imaginative, creative and touching film that I really enjoyed watching. I am happy that I can call this my first Pickford movie.