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

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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
Secondary Role

Written by
Thomas Burke Thomas Burke
D.W. Griffith D.W. Griffith


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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 (12), Romance (9), Racism (8), Drama (8), 1919 (7), 1910s (7), Boxing (6), Black & White (4), Father Daughter Relationship (4), Usa (4), Classic (4), Pub (3), Friendship (3), Claustrophobia (3), D.T. (2), China (2), (2), Child Abuse (2), Fan Tan Game (2), Violence (2)
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"The girl acted great and couple of good looking close up but thats about it. ~ White man acting asian didnt work at all here imo"

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"Puristin itsestäni vielä aamyön joulumehut pihalle katsomalla tämän romanttisen tragedian klassikon. Oikeastaan pidän tästä nykyään enemmän kuin silloin joskus, ja silloin joskus pidin tästä jo valmiiksi niin pirusti. Nykysilmään länsimaisen näyttelijän esittämä kiinalainen tuntuu varmaan vanhentuneelta, mutta tekoaikaan rotujen välisen romanssin esittäminen oli käytännössä kiellettyä eikä tuosta jaksa siksi niin itsekään pulttia vetää."

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" Rating iMDB: 7.6 (ca. 7 600 votes) My Rating: 6/10 Genre: Drama/Romance The Plot: A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences. Source: iMDB.com "

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