Way Down East

D.W. Griffith (director)
Anthony Paul Kelly, Joseph R. Grismer (screenwriters)
Lottie Blair Parker (play)
Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1920. Vintage reference photograph from the 1920 film, showing actors Burr McIntosh, Lowell Sherman, Richard Barthelmess, Creighton Hale, and Lillian Gish.

Based on the 1897 play by Lottie Blair Parker, about a naive country girl who is tricked into a false marriage by a womanizing man-about-town. The film is best remembered for the famed end scene, wherein Gish's character is unconscious and stranded on an ice floe racing towards a deadly waterfall, only to be rescued at the last moment by Richard Barthelmess.

Shot on location in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Florida, and Vermont.

6.5 x 5 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #158018]