Way Down East

  • 1920
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

The story of an innocent country girl who is seduced and betrayed by a city slicker, WAY DOWN EAST was, after THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1914), the most popular film of D.W. Griffith's career. Based on a beloved but hokey stage melodrama, the movie is today noted chiefly for its legendary climactic episode: a harrowingly realistic sequence in which the hero...read more

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  • Review: The story of an innocent country girl who is seduced and betrayed by a city slicker, WAY DOWN EAST was, after THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1914), the most popular film of D.W. Griffith's career. Based on a beloved but hokey stage melodrama, the movie is today no… (more)

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