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Way Down East

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Format
Blu-Ray
Number of Discs
1
Release Date
11/22/2011
Studio
Kino Video
Length
149

D.W. Griffith's penchant for Victorian melodrama reached it's height of expression in WAY DOWN EAST. First performed in 1898, Lottie Blair Parker's play was one of the most successful stage works ever written, a theatrical chestnut, heavy with sentiment, that cried out for the touch of the master. Griffith captured the appeal of Parker's original, while embossing it with devices borrowed from other popular melodramas, such as the climactic chase across an ice floe (inspired by stage adaptations of Uncle Tom's Cabin). Lillian Gish stars as a small-town girl who is seduced, impregnated, and cast aside by Lennox Sanderson, a wealthy playboy (Lowell Sherman). to escape the shame of having a fatherless child, Anna changes her name and starts a new life in a small farming community, where she meets David, an icon of male virtue and decency (Richard Barthelmess). Their delicate happiness is threatened when Lennox arrives in town, and word of Anna's unsavory past begins to spread.

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Director: D.W. Griffith
Producer: D.W. Griffith
Actor: Lillian Gish
Actor: Richard Barthelmess
Actor: Lowell Sherman
Actor: Mary Hayes
Actor: Burr McIntosh
Actor: Creighton Hale
Actor: Florence Short
Actor: Kate Bruce
Actor: Mary Hay
Actor: Emily Fitzroy
Actor: Porter Strong
Actor: George Neville
Actor: Edgar Nelson
Actor: Norma Shearer

Main Format
Blu-Ray
DVD Features
SILENT MOVIE
Language(s)
ENG
Aspect Ratio(s)
1.33:1
Keyword Index
Way Down East | Lillian Gish