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Broken Blossoms DVD
Broken Blossoms

Broken Blossoms

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"Unforgettable. One of those lucky congruences of talent and timing." -Richard Shickel, D.W. GriffithD.W. Griffith reached a pinnacle of expressiveness in this tender yet tragic tale of love and suffering in the seedy Limehouse district of London.Richard Barthelmess gives a sensitive portrayal of a Chinese man who travels to England to spread the pacifist teachings of the Orient, but it is Lillian Gish who illuminates the screen. In this, the most heart-rending performance of her career, she plays a fifteen-year-old street urchin who longs to escape her miserable existence. Emotionally scarred by the torment and neglect of her abusive father (Donald Crisp), she collapses in the shop of the lonely and disillusioned "yellow man." As he tenderly nurtures her back to health, an unspoken romance flowers between them, awakening in each of them feelings of love they thought themselves forever denied.In some ways, Broken Blossoms was Griffith's response to critics of The Birth Of A Nation,an effort to clear himself of lingering charges of racism. However, cinematic convention forbade physical intimacy between the two races. With this in mind, Griffith took what might have been a bold interracial romance and transformed the two races.
Title: Broken Blossoms
Genre: Drama-Classics, Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
Starring: Lillian Gish, Donald Crisp, Thomas Burke, Arthur Howard, Richard Barthelmess, Edward Peil Sr., Norman Selby, D.W. Griffith, George Beranger, Ernest Butterworth
Directors: D. W. Griffith, D.W. Griffith
Studio: Kino Video
Attributes: Black & White, Silent Movie
Release Date: 12/10/2002
Original Year: 1919
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329019624
Item #: KOV001962

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