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Way Down East

Way Down East

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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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    Title: Way Down East
    Genre: Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
    Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mary Hayes, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh, Creighton Hale
    Director: D.W. Griffith
    Attributes: Silent Movie
    Release Date: 11/22/2011
    Original Year: 1920
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Region: A
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 837
    UPC: 738329083724
    Item #: KOV908372

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 11/22/2011
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 149 minutes
    Studio: Kino Video