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This edition: Broken Blossoms

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Episode Details

(1919/U.S., 89 min., b&w, drama, silent with music score) Dir.: D.W. Griffith. Cast: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp. A Chinese shopkeeper (Barthelmess) in London takes in a runaway teenage girl (Gish) who's escaped her abusive father (Crisp) and offers her sustenance as romantic feelings develop between them. Distrib.: Kino International. Discussion guest: Robert Singer, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY.