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Broken Blossoms

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Uploaded on Apr 29, 2011

My old video of the silent film (made in 1919) of Broken Blossoms starring Lillian Gish. Hope you all enjoy it!

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Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl is a 1919 silent film directed by D.W. Griffith It was distributed by United Artists and premiered on May 13, 1919. It stars Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess and Donald Crisp, and tells the story of young girl, Lucy Burrows, who is abused by her alcoholic prizefighting father, Battling Burrows, and meets Cheng Huan, a kind-hearted Chinese man who falls in love with her. The film is often shown in Asian American Studies courses.
Cheng Huan (Richard Barthelmess) leaves his native China because he "dreams to spread the gentle message of Buddha to the Anglo-Saxon lands." His idealism fades as he is faced with the brutal reality of London's gritty inner-city. However, his mission is finally realized in his devotion to the "broken blossom" Lucy Burrows (Lillian Gish), the beautiful but unwanted and abused daughter of boxer Battling Burrows (Donald Crisp).

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