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

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Lillian Gish Lillian Gish
Lucy - The Girl
Richard Barthelmess Richard Barthelmess
Cheng Huan - The Yellow Man
Donald Crisp Donald Crisp
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Edward Peil Sr. Edward Peil Sr.
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George Beranger George Beranger
The Spying One
Norman Selby Norman Selby
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Wilbur Higby Wilbur Higby
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Man-Ching Kwan Man-Ching Kwan
Buddhist Monk


Written by
D.W. Griffith D.W. Griffith
(writer)


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A classic

8 years, 3 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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6 months ago at Jun 3 22:47
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(OK) Extreme Gish victimization, but shw knows momentarily a sort of love. Griffith, at least this time, shows affection for diversity (well it is Barthelmess, but you can't ask more from DWG)...The Gish half smile is a label...
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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), Drama (8), Racism (8), 1910s (7), Boxing (6), 1919 (6), Usa (4), Black & White (4), Father Daughter Relationship (4), Friendship (3), Pub (3), Claustrophobia (3), China (2), Violence (2), Child Abuse (2), D.T. (2), (2), Fan Tan Game (2)
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“(OK) Extreme Gish victimization, but shw knows momentarily a sort of love. Griffith, at least this time, shows affection for diversity (well it is Barthelmess, but you can't ask more from DWG)...The Gish half smile is a label...” read more

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