WAY DOWN EAST (1920) 1930 Re-release with Orchestral Score
Starring Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess and Lowell Sherman. Directed by D.W. Griffith. Young Anna Moore (Gish) is tricked into a mock marriage by the evil Lennox Sanderson (Sherman) who only tells Anna of his deception after she discovers she is pregnant with his child. The baby dies shortly after its birth and Anna, to hide her shame, travels to a distant town and begins working for Squire Bartlett and his family. She soon becomes a beloved member of the household. When her disgrace is discovered, however, she is ejected from the Squire's house to face certain death in a raging snowstorm and the icy waters of the river! One of Griffith's greatest features, WAY DOWN EAST is still a powerful, moving film. Running 106 minutes, this is the original 1931 re-release with orchestral score.
Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess and Lowell Sherman