On November 19, 1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn founded Goldwyn Pictures. Today, there are many films that are distributed by them under Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer with the iconic lion. In 1917 Polly of the Circus became one of the first movies to premiere under the name.
Polly is a young orphan who is a horseback rider in the circus. Many people come from all around to witness her ride in the circus. However, one night she is taken to a house from a viewer where she is forced to stay. After some time, Polly manages to make it back to her circus friends. Sadly, the circus ends up burning to the ground with many of her friends passing in the process. The movie ends with Polly looking to a new future.
Goldwyn Pictures has brought to life many feature films. On November 19, 1916, Goldwyn Pictures was founded. Without this start the film industry would not be the same. In 1917 Polly of the Circus became one of the first films from Goldwyn Pictures t premiere.