Silent Film: The Wind

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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Event
Runtime:110
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Victor Seastrom
Producer:MGM
Screenwriter:Frances Marion
Cinematographer:John Arnold
Cast:Lillian Gish
Lars Hanson
Montagu Love
Dorothy Cumming
Edward Earle

Description

STARRING LILLIAN GISH
With Dennis James At The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ


The Wind is a masterpiece of American silent cinema. Lillian Gish plays a sensitive young woman who moves out west to live with her cousin and his family. When she is forced from their household, she accepts the marriage proposal of a nearby rancher. Life at the barren ranch is lonely; her new husband is crude (although kind) and he is often absent, leaving her alone with nothing but the incessant wind.

Lillian Gish is brilliant as the young wife slowly being driven mad by her isolation and the constant howling, whipping wind. Indeed, Gish’s performance is nothing short of astonishing.

Summary by Cyndi Mortensen, The Stanford Theatre Foundation

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