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''Little Annie Rooney'' is a 1926 film directed by William Beaudine, starring Creator/MaryPickford and William Haines.

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''Little Annie Rooney'' is a 1926 1925 film directed by William Beaudine, starring Creator/MaryPickford and William Haines.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Annie's ready to brawl.]]


* LoveRedeems: Jack, a petty criminal, turns to good after falling in love with Annie.

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* LoveRedeems: Jack, a petty criminal, turns to good after falling in love with Annie. The last scene shows that he's started a trucking company.
* MissingMom: No hint of where Mom is, not even when a neighbor playfully suggests another neighbor might become the new Mrs. Rooney.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Annie is so distracted by handsome Jack that she spills the cream in her creamer all over the floor.


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* LoveRedeems: Jack, a petty criminal, turns to good after falling in love with Annie.

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* EasilyForgiven: Not only does Tim shoot Jack on a public street, he actually turns himself in to the police. What happens to him? He becomes a cop.


* DancesAndBalls: The tragic shooting of Pops Rooney takes place at the neighborhood dance.



* HaveAGayOldTime: The dance that the Big Kellys are strong arming.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: The dance that the Big Kellys are strong arming. arming people into buying tickets for is being hosted by the "Pansy Social Club."


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* InstantDeathBullet: Officer Rooney just keels over dead after he's shot at the dance.
* MoodWhiplash: The film turns on a dime from wacky Film/OurGang-style hijinks to tragedy when Officer Rooney gets shot.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: The dance that the Big Kellys are strong arming.
* IAmSpartacus: When Annie finally confesses to flinging the brick that spooked the horse, all her friends each say that no, they did it.

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* AsYouKnow: "G'wan, Tim Rooney, I don't shake hands with no cop's son," says Spider, establishing that 1) Tim is Annie's brother and 2) their father is a policeman.


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* FruitCart: A spin on the old trope. No one crashes into a fruit cart, but the brawling kids wind up spooking a horse attached to a fruit cart, which promptly bolts, spilling fruit everywhere.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: A lot of bricks connect with noggins, but no one seems the worse for wear.
* OfficerOHara: Pops Rooney is straight out of central casting, saying things like "'Tis proud I am." He has no idea his son is a petty hoodlum.


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The very first shot has members of the Kid Kellys drawing an unflattering caricature of Annie on a wall. Annie sees them, and flings a brick. A massive brick-throwing brawl breaks out.
* TitledAfterTheSong: A latter-day viewer might not know, and might be puzzled by a reference in the film to "the hated song"--but "Little Annie Rooney" was a popular dance hall song that dated back to the late 19th century.

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''Little Annie Rooney'' is a 1926 film directed by William Beaudine, starring Creator/MaryPickford and William Haines.

Annie Rooney (Pickford) is a spunky teen girl (Pickford was [[DawsonCasting 34 years old]]) living in the slums of New York. Annie is a tomboy and leader of a gang of teens, who frequently engage in alley-wide brawls with a rival teen gang, the Kid Kellys. Annie isn't always a tomboy, though; she has a crush on Jack Kelly (Haines). Jack is the leader of the Big Kellys, a grown-up gang of petty criminals. Annie's brother Tim is a member of the Big Kellys, as their father is a policeman. Many wacky hijinks ensue as Annie engages in her high-spirited adventures and admires Jack from afar--until tragedy suddenly ensues.

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