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Broken Blossoms (Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl) (1919)

Broken Blossoms
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Lillian Gish Lillian Gish
Lucy - The Girl
Richard Barthelmess Richard Barthelmess
The Yellow Man
Donald Crisp Donald Crisp
Battling Burrows
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard
His Manager
Edward Peil Sr. Edward Peil Sr.
Evil Eye
George Beranger George Beranger
The Spying One
Norman Selby Norman Selby
A Prizefighter
Ernest Butterworth Ernest Butterworth
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Written by
Thomas Burke Thomas Burke
D.W. Griffith D.W. Griffith
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A classic

2 years, 5 months ago at Sep 1 21:12
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D.W. Griffith is nowadays considered the first great movie director and even though I'm really curious to check his work, I also have some mixed feelings about the guy, even before I have watched anything he made yet. Indeed, his great masterpiece 'The Birth of Nation' is highly controversial but, still, considering myself a great movie buff, I couldn't avoid his work for much longer so I decided ... read more
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Young Lucy Battling lives under her father's iron rule. Out one day, she falls in love with Cheng Huan, newly arrived in London from China. This does not please her father, who attempts to break the bond by brute force.
Release date: 20 October 1919
UPC: 014381472028
Tags: Silent (13), Romance (9), 1910s (8), Drama (8), Racism (8), 1919 (7), Boxing (6), Usa (5), Classic (4), Black & White (4), Father Daughter Relationship (4), Pub (3), Friendship (3), Claustrophobia (3), D.T. (2), Fan Tan Game (2), (2), China (2), Child Abuse (2), Yellowface (2)
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