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Title LinkWay down East [videorecording] : a simple story of plain people / [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.
Variant Title Simple story of plain people
Title on container: David Wark Griffith presents Way down East
Imprint Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, c1998.
Description 1 videodisc (145 min.) :  sd., col. tinted ;  4 3/4 in. +  1 insert (1 sheet ([2] p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Type of Material Video Recording Monograph
Series ( Blackhawk Films collection )
Language Note Silent with English intertitles, accompanied by Louis Silvers original orchestral score as recorded for Vitaphone in 1928.
Gen. Note 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.
Contents 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.
Performer Note Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh, Kate Bruce, Mary Hay, Creighton Hale, Emily Fitzroy, Porter Strong, George Neville, Edgar Nelson.
Summary 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.
Subject LinkMan-woman relationships -- Drama.
LinkWomen -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
LinkWomen -- New England -- Drama.
LinkFeature films.
LinkSilent films.
Subject LinkDVD videodiscs.
Subject LinkFeature films.
LinkMan-woman relationships.
LinkSilent films.
LinkWomen.
LinkWomen -- Conduct of life.
LinkNew England.
LinkFeature films.
LinkSilent films.
LinkFiction films.
LinkFilm adaptations.
LinkDrama.
Add.Author LinkGriffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948.
LinkKelly, Anthony P. (Anthony Paul), -1932.
LinkShepard, David.
LinkGish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
LinkBarthelmess, Richard, 1895-1963.
LinkSherman, Lowell, 1888-1934.
LinkBrady, William A., 1863-1950.
LinkParker, Lottie Blair. Way down East.
LinkGrismer, Joseph Rhode, 1849-1922. ’Way down East.
Add.Author LinkD.W. Griffith, Inc.
LinkBlackhawk Films.
LinkFilm Preservation Associates.
LinkImage Entertainment (Firm)

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