WAY DOWN EAST

A film by David Wark Griffith

Cast : Richard Barthelmess, Lillian Gish

1920 / adventure / Etats-Unis / original title : WAY DOWN EAST / 178’ / status : completed / long feature-film / French and International catalog

Anna is but a poor country girl, living with her mother. One day, the ladies man Lennox tricks her into a fake wedding. When she finds herself pregnant, he abandons her. Following the sudden death of her baby, the desperate young woman falls in love with David. But her past comes back to haunt her.