Way Down East
- Original title
Way Down East
- Running time
- 165 min.
- United States
Anthony Paul Kelly, D. W. Griffith (Plays: William A. Brady, Joseph R. Grismer, Lottie Blair Parker)
G. W. Bitzer, Charles Downs, Hendrik Sartov (B&W)
D. W. Griffith Productions
Drama | Silent Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- Lillian Gish stars as a small-town girl who is seduced, impregnated, and cast aside by Lennox Sanderson, a wealthy playboy (Lowell Sherman). To escape the shame of having a fatherless child, Anna changes her name and starts a new life in a small farming community, where she meets David, an icon of male virtue and decency (Richard Barthelmess). Their delicate happiness is threatened when Lennox arrives in town, and word of Anna's unsavory past begins to spread.
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