Way Down East

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Way Down East ★★★ 1920

Melodramatic silent drama of a country girl who is tricked into a fake marriage by a scheming playboy. The famous final scene of Gish adrift on the ice floes is in color. One of Griffith's last critical and popular successes. This tape includes the original Griffith-approved musical score. Remade in 1935 with Henry Fonda. 107m/ B VHS, DVD . Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Creighton Hale, Burr McIntosh, Kate Bruce, Florence Short; D: D.W. Griffith; W: D.W. Griffith, Joseph R. Grismer; C: Billy (G.W.) Bitzer, Hendrik Sartov.