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(1920/U.S., 110 min., b&w, drama, silent with music score) Dir.: D.W. Griffith. Cast: Lillian Gish, Lowell Sherman, Richard Barthelmess. Subtitled, “A Simple Story of Plain People.” A drama of a poor girl in New England who is impregnated and abandoned by a rich boy and her attempts to find a new life in a new town. Legendary climax with the heroine adrift on ice floes was filmed on Vermont's White River in the winter. Based on a play by Lottie Blair Parker. Distrib.: Kino International. Discussion guest: Gilberto Perez, Sarah Lawrence College.