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Broken Blossoms Overview:

Broken Blossoms (1919) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by D.W. Griffith and produced by D.W. Griffith.

Broken Blossoms was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1996.

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Broken Blossoms (1919)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 21, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl. How do you deal with such a film coming from modern sensibilities of race and romance? It actually turned out to be easier than you would think, but not altogether straightforward. D.W. Griffith is no stranger to racial controversy in his films. becaus... Read full article


BROKEN BLOSSOMS ( 1919 ) THE SILENT CINEMA BLOGATHON

By Crystal Kalyana on Oct 26, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

The following is my entry for the Silent Cinema Blogathon hosted by me at my blog In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood and Lauren Champkin. Click here to read the other entries being exhibited during this event. “It is a tale of temple bells, sounding at sunset before the image of Buddha... Read full article


BROKEN BLOSSOMS.

By Crystal Kalyana on Oct 28, 2014 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

To coincide with the 121st anniversary of Lillian Gish’s birth last week, I’m going to review “Broken Blossoms” for my fourth movie review to be featured on Monty and Desiree’s classic cinema website. Lillian Gish coruscates the screen in this perennial D.W. Griffith s... Read full article


Broken Blossoms

By Barry P. on Sep 8, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1919) Directed by: D.W. Griffith; Written by Thomas Burke; Adapted from a story by D.W. Griffith; Based on a short story by Thomas Burke; Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess and Donald Crisp Available on DVD and Netflix Streaming Rating: **** “Well, when I came to pl... Read full article


Broken Blossoms

By Barry P. on Sep 8, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1919) Directed by: D.W. Griffith; Written by Thomas Burke; Adapted from a story by D.W. Griffith; Based on a short story by Thomas Burke; Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess and Donald Crisp Available on DVD and Netflix Streaming Rating: **** “Well, when I came to pl... Read full article


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Quotes from

Lucy Burrows: [when her father father discovers her in the Chinaman's room] 'Taint nothin' wrong! 'Taint nothin' wrong! I fell down in the doorway and wasn't nothin' wrong!


Battling Burrows: Put a smile on yer face, can't yer?


Lucy Burrows: Don't do it, Daddy! You'll hit me once too often, and then they'll hang yer.


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Facts about

Filming took 18 days and nights. Donald Crisp's scenes were filmed at night because he was directing another film during the day.
D.W. Griffith saw Lillian Gish using her smile gesture with her fingers and decided to incorporate it into the filming.
While filming the closet scene, Lillian Gish's performance of pure terror was so realistic that D.W. Griffith was compelled to shout back at her and urge her further. A passerby heard this going on and, convinced that something terrible was going on, had to be restrained from entering the studio.
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National Film Registry

Broken Blossoms

Released 1919
Inducted 1996
(Silent)




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