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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Son of the Gods: Oy! Broken Blossoms This Aint!

By FlickChick on Apr 4, 2018 From A Person in the Dark

There are some things I can get over – movie wise, that is. While the racism of “Birth of a Nation” makes the skin crawl (not to mention a slight heaving of the stomach), it is an important film that should be seen at least once. “Pretty Woman” I can kind of enjoy, eve... Read full article


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)

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


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Quotes from

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


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!


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

This movie was originally made for Adolph Zukor at Paramount Pictures. D.W. Griffith bought it from him in order to release it through his new company, United Artists.
Filming took 18 days and nights. Donald Crisp's scenes were filmed at night because he was directing another film during the day.
The film was produced by D.W. Griffith for Adolph Zukor's Artcraft company, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. But when Griffith delivered the final print of the film to Zukor, the producer was outraged. "How dare you deliver such a terrible film to me!" Zukor raged. "Everybody in the picture dies!" Infuriated, Griffith left Zukor's office and returned the next day with $250,000 in cash, which he threw on Zukor's desk. "Here," Griffith shouted, "If you don't want the picture, I'll buy it back from you." Zukor accepted the offer, thus making this the first film released by United Artists, the production company formed in 1919 by Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Griffith. It was a remarkably successful film, both critically and at the box office.
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Broken Blossoms

Released 1919
Inducted 1996
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