Fun Size Review: Way Down East (1920)

Director D.W. Griffith took a creaky melodrama and… kept it creaky! Lillian Gish is used and tossed aside by a rich creep. She stumbles onto Richard Barthelmess’s farm, where the whole family embraces her with open arms. Then said rich creep shows up. Works surprisingly well thanks to great work from Gish and Barthelmess, as well as one of Griffth’s very best Races to the Rescue™… On  Ice! (On tour this winter!)

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How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Richard Barthelmess saves the day, of course, and it all ends with a triple wedding.

If it were a dessert it would be: Whoopie Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches. A frozen New England treat.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD and Blu-ray. I like the Kino Lorber version.