Way Down East (1920)

Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh
Director: D.W. Griffith
Runtime: 105 minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95

Way Down East

Director: D.W. Griffith

Lillian Gish ... Anna Moore
Richard Barthelmess ... David Bartlett
Mrs. David Landau ... Anna Moore's Mother
Lowell Sherman ... Lennox Sanderson
Burr McIntosh ... Squire Bartlett
Josephine Bernard ... Mrs. Emma Tremont
Mrs. Morgan Belmont ... Diana Tremont
Patricia Fruen ... Diana's Sister
Florence Short ... The Eccentric Aunt
Kate Bruce ... Mrs. Bartlett
Vivia Ogden ... Martha Perkins
Porter Strong ... Seth Holcomb
George Neville ... Constable Rube Whipple
Edgar Nelson ... Hi Holler
Mary Hay ... Kate Brewster - the Squire's Niece

D.W. Griffith's classic exciting melodrama presented here with the synchronized musical score of the 1931 re-release! This "Simple Story of Plain People" was Griffith's most expensive film at the time but it would also be one of his most commercially successful. Lillian Gish gives a superb and authentic performance in the harrowing journey of the principle Anna Moore.

Based on upon the celebrated stage play of the same name here is a tale of an innocent country girl who, deceived, has her virtue stolen. And yet her hardships have only just begun as the crime against her is a stain on her character making her a social pariah to any that might learn of her past.

105 minutes - Presented with the synchronized musical score of the 1931 re-release!