The White Rose was a reunion between Mae Marsh and director D.W. Griffith. The leading man was a British import, Ivor Novello. He plays an embryo minister who seduces and abandons poor Miss Marsh. She has a baby and then collapses in an idyllic northern locale that just happens to house her ex… Whoopy! Getting my Griffith Unwed Mother stories mixed up. She collapses in an idyllic southern locale that just happens to house her ex. Dearie me. What will our minister do? (Hint: Not rescue her from ice floes.)
In any case, this is one of his pickup lines. Presumably, he is asking Miss Marsh’s permission to throw her out of a window. What’s that? Wrong interpretation of the line? Hmmph! Well, you have to admit, it would have made for a more interesting movie.
I really do like Ivor Novello but he does the strangest things with his face sometimes.
Availability: Released on DVD by Alpha. The print quality is pretty bad and the score is cobbled together but it is also incredibly cheap. It can be yours for the price of a mid-range hamburger.