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Broken Blossoms DVD
Broken Blossoms

Broken Blossoms

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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.
Title: Broken Blossoms
Genre: Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
Starring: Lillian Gish, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard, Thomas Burke, Richard Barthelmess, Edward Peil Sr., D.W. Griffith, Norman Selby, George Beranger, Ernest Butterworth
Directors: D. W. Griffith, D.W. Griffith
Studio: Alpha Video
Attributes: Silent Movie
Release Date: 4/26/2005
Original Year: 1919
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 089218474193
Item #: ALP004741

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