Vintage original 11 x1 4 in. US title lobby card from the 1920's historical historical fiction silent film drama/romance, DRUMS OF LOVE, released in 1928 by United Artists and directed by D.W. Griffith.
D.W. Griffith himself is featured prominently and his image is complimented by deep orange titles against a medium blue background. Printed by the Ullman Mfg. Co. of New York, it is unrestored in very fine- condition.
*"Drums of Love (1928) is a silent romance film directed by D. W. Griffith. The film was a modernized adaption of a Francesca da Rimini opera. The settings were changed from 14th century Italy to 19th century South America. The film was directed by D.W. Griffith, whose career was in decline. He imposed a happy ending, but this idea was rejected.The female lead went to Mary Philbin, who was on a loan from another studio, (Universal). Cinematographer Karl Struss was especially impressed with the actress and tested her two weeks for different wigs. Philbin later called working with Griffith like a 'dream come true'.
The film was received as one of D.W. Griffith's weakest. Critics agreed that Griffith did not know how to handle the film's theme and story the way Tod Browning could have. Both the critics and the audience agreed that the poor reception was mainly due to the ending."
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