September 25, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(D. W. Griffith, US 1923, 100 min.)
Silent Tuesdays. D. W. Griffith’s lyrical films are arguably his greatest: tales of love and pain beautifully acted and poignantly told. This rarely seen work was the last film Griffith made with the great actress Mae Marsh, here playing a lonely orphan trying to be a ’20s seductress and instead falling in love with a clergyman. Carol Dempster, later Griffith’s leading lady of choice, and a very young Neil Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon from the 1960s Batman series) lend support in this radiantly photographed production, shot on location in Florida and Louisiana.