This is a LaserDisc edition of the classic teens silent film drama, BROKEN BLOSSOMS, released in 1919 by United Artists and directed by D.W. Griffith. Based upon the story, "The Chink and the Child," by Thomas Burke, a frail waif (Lillian Gish), abused by her brutal boxer father (Donald Crisp) in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant (Richard Barthelmess) with tragic consequences.This is a LaserDisc edition from Republic Pictures Home Video, with a run-time of 76 mins. It is in glorious black-and-white with color tints. The double-sided LaserDisc itself is in perfect "Like New" condition and the outer cardboard sleeve has a few small creases on the bottom corners, which did not affect the disc itself.
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl, often referred to simply as Broken Blossoms, is a 1919 American silent drama 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.
It is based on Thomas Burke's short story "The Chink and the Child" from the 1916 collection Limehouse Nights. In 1996, Broken Blossoms was included in the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress
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