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Broken Blossoms (1919)

Front Cover Actor
Lillian Gish
Richard Barthelmess
Donald Crisp
Arthur Howard
George Beranger
Ernest Butterworth
Fred Hamer
Wilbur Higby
Ed Piel
Norman Selby
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Silent
Director D.W. Griffith
Studio Alpha Video
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 75 mins
Country USA
Color Color
A Tale Of Forbidden Love

Lucy's miserable life is devoid of beauty, and she is constantly beaten by her father, an alcoholic boxer. In the same hopeless slum, a recent Chinese immigrant who runs an import shop helplessly watches the waif's struggle. When Lucy's father thrashes her within an inch of her life, the shopkeeper takes her in and nurses her back to health. As her condition improves, Lucy begins to show a new interest in life, thanks to all the beauty that her new friend has shown her. The young girl's father, outraged at her new relationship, is determined to separate the two forever, no matter what the consequences.

D.W. Griffith's most intimate and lyrical film, considered by some critics to be his masterpiece, Broken Blossoms was determined to be too grim by his studio and the director was forced to buy it back and release it himself. The film is also one of the absolute highlights of Lillian Gish's career. She is perfect as the wretched waif, so defeated she is unable to smile without using her fingers to turn up the corners of her mouth.

**Please be advised that while a great effort is made in restoring these films in their entirety, portions which have been destroyed beyond repair may have been edited out.**
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 089218474193
Release Date 5/10/05
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks MUSIC: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Features Not Specified

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