Way Down East (Kino) (Silent)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 18, 2008
- Originally Released: 1920
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additonal Release Features:
- Mastered in HD from the Museum of Modern Art's 35mm restoration, with original color tints
- Score compiled from historic photoplay music, performed by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra (2.0 Stereo)
- Excerpts from Lottie Blair Parker's original play
- Photos of William Brady's 1903 stage version
- Film Clip: The ice floe sequence of the Edison Studio's production of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Image gallery, including the original souvenir program book
- Notes on the preparation of the music score
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Lowell Sherman, Richard Barthelmess, Mary Hay & Creighton Hale|
|Directed by||D.W. Griffith|
|Edited by||James Smith & Rose Smith|
|Screenwriting by||Anthony Paul Kelly, Joseph R. Grismer & D.W. Griffith|
|Composition by||Louis Silvers & William F. Peters|
|Produced by||D.W. Griffith|
|Director of Photography:||Billy Bitzer & Henrik Sortov|
"...The film remains a bruising attack on the sexual double standard..."
"...An enormously popular movie....[With] one of cinema's most famous scenes..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
- Theatrical release: September 3, 1920.
- Filmed in New York, Vermont and Connecticut.
- Director D.W. Griffith billed this film as a "simple tale of plain people."