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Way down East : a simple story of plain people

Author: D W GriffithAnthony P KellyDavid ShepardLillian GishRichard BarthelmessAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, ©1998.
Series: Blackhawk Films collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Silent films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: D W Griffith; Anthony P Kelly; David Shepard; Lillian Gish; Richard Barthelmess; Lowell Sherman; William A Brady; Lottie Blair Parker; Joseph Rhode Grismer; D.W. Griffith, Inc.; Blackhawk Films.; Film Preservation Associates.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 41216028
Language Note: Silent with English intertitles, accompanied by Louis Silvers original orchestral score as recorded for Vitaphone in 1928.
Notes: Based on the novel and Wm. A. Brady's play by Lottie Blair Parker, elaborated by Jos. R. Grismer.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1920.
Insert features an excerpt from "D. W. Griffith: An American Life" by Richard Schickel, 1984.
Credits: Produced by D.W. Griffith [for] D.W. Griffith Productions ; cinematography, G.W. Bitzer, Charles Downs, Hendrik Sartov ; editing, James Smith, Rose Smith; original music, Louis Silvers, recorded in 1928.
Cast: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh, Kate Bruce, Mary Hay, Creighton Hale, Emily Fitzroy, Porter Strong, George Neville, Edgar Nelson.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 sheet ([2] p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby digital mono; original presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1.
Contents: Main Title: A remote village in New England --
Anna arrives at Aunt Tremont's --
Chapter II: Bartlett Village --
Sanderson's proposal --
Post Office has been robbed --
Chapter IV: Anna's great secret --
Anna in hiding --
In search of work --
Kate's homecoming --
Part II --
Her past revealed --
At the Squire's --
Neighbor's barn dance --
Squire goes to Belden --
Whole truth --
Then the storm --
Great ice-break --
Happy ending.
Series Title: Blackhawk Films collection.
Other Titles: Simple story of plain people
David Wark Griffith presents Way down East
Responsibility: [D.W. Griffith] ; scenario by Anthony Paul Kelly ; under the personal direction of D.W. Griffith ; Film Preservation Associates ; produced for DVD by David Shepard.

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Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away. Abandoned and orphaned she finds refuge working on the Bartlett farm--a shamed woman who only wishes to keep her secret. David Bartlett has fallen in love with the gentle servant girl, however, and refuses to let the Puritanical justifications of a stuffy and unfeeling society alter his feelings.

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