National Classic Movie Day is supported annually by its founder Classic Film & TV Cafe hosting a blogathon. The 6 Films 6 Decades Blogathon invites participants to list one favourite film from each decade from the 1920s to 1970s or 1930s to 1980s. The goal is to highlight the incredible movies that were made during cinema's classic era. Let the May 16th festivities begin here!
The Mary Pickford Company presents the 1927 romantic comedy My Best Girl directed by Sam Taylor based on a story by Kathleen Norris with a screenplay by Tim Whelan and Allen McNeil.
Charles "Buddy" Rogers is Joe Grant, the boss's son who goes to work in the shipping department of the family's department store. Joe falls for a co-worker the poor, but honest and totally beguiling Maggie Johnson played by Mary Pickford. The fact that Maggie's beau isn't who she thinks he is may be the least of the complications on their road to a happy ending. They have to deal with Joe's high society mother and fiancee. Maggie's problematic family includes her theatre-mad flapper sister, overbearing mom, and indolent pop.
My Best Girl is sweet without being cloying, and funny in its ring-true characterizations. The chemistry between Mary and Buddy is touching and joyful.