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Way 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.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Library Reserve Desk DVD 6171 37684001083065 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 sheet ([2] p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, c1998.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LHIS-223 (Miller).
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.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.
Participant or 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, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby digital mono; original presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1.
Language Note:
Silent with English intertitles, accompanied by Louis Silvers original orchestral score as recorded for Vitaphone in 1928.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Women > Conduct of life > Drama.
Women > New England > Drama.
Feature films.
Silent films.
Genre: Feature films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.

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