Way down east

Directed by: D.W. Griffith, , USA, 1920

Plakatmotiv Way down east, © Griffith Productions


Cast and Credits

Production David W. Griffith Productions
Producer D.W. Griffith
Director D.W. Griffith
Scenario D.W. Griffith
Anthony Paul Kelly
Based on William A. Brady [Play]
Joseph R. Grismer [Play]
Lottie Blair Parker [Play: Annie Laurie]
Director of Photography G.W. Bitzer
Charles Downs
Hendrik Sartov
Composer William F. Peters
Louis Silvers
Editor Rose Smith
Art Director Clifford Pember
Charles O. Seessel
Costume Design Henri Bendel
Otto Kahn
Otto Kahn [(not credited)]
Cast Richard Barthelmess [David Bartlett]
Mrs. Morgan Belmont [Diana Tremont]
Josephine Bernard [Mrs. Tremont]
Kate Bruce [Mutter Bartlett]
Carol Dempster [(not credited)]
Emily Fitzroy [Maria Poole]
Patricia Fruen
Lillian Gish [Anna Moore]
Creighton Hale [Professor]
Mary Hay [Kate Brewster (Neubesetzung for Clarine Seymour)]
Mrs. David Landau [Anna Moores Mutter]
Burr McIntosh [Squice Bartlett]
Edgar Nelson [Hi Holler]
George Neville [Constable]
Vivia Ogden [Martha Perkins]
Vivia Ogden [Kate Brewster (not credited - waehrend der Dreharbeiten verstorben)]
Athole Shearer [Extra]
Norma Shearer [Barn Dancer]
Edith Shearer [Extra]
Lowell Sherman [Lennox Sanderson]
Florence Short [Die exzentrische Tante]
Porter Strong [Seth Holcomb]
Porter Strong

Technical specifications
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - Black and White,Length: 145 minutes, 9050 feet, 20 frames per second
Sound System: silent
First Screening: September 3, 1920 in USA
Survival Status: Prints of this picture exist
Szenenphoto aus Way down east, © Griffith Productions
Szenenphoto aus Way down east, © Griffith Productions
Reviews in German: "... In WAY DOWN EAST bewies Griffith noch seine Kraft. Sein Geschmack für das Neue liess ihn den Farbtönungen eine grosse Rolle zumessen. Seine ganze Kunst der Montage zeigt sich in der Szene auf den Eisschollen, einer Glanzszene, derer sich Pudovkin später in dem Film "Die Mutter" erinnerte. Vielleicht unterlag Griffith hier einem fernen schwedischen Einfluss..." (Georges Sadoul, Geschichte der Filmkunst, Fischer Cinema, pg 207)
Szenenphoto aus Way down east, © Griffith Productions

Remarks and general Information in German: - während der Dreharbeiten erkrankte die Schauspielerin Clarine Seymour und starb an den Folgen einer Routineoperation im Spital. Die Rolle der Kate Brewster wurde mit Mary Hay neubesetzt, in einigen Totalen kann man noch Clarine Seymour sehen.

General Information

Way down east is a motion picture produced in the year 1920 as a USA production. The Film was directed by D.W. Griffith, with , Mrs. Morgan Belmont, Josephine Bernard, Kate Bruce, Carol Dempster, in the leading parts. We have currently no synopsis of this picture on file;

Szenenphoto aus Way down east, © Griffith Productions


Bibliography - The Griffith Project, Vol X, pg 80ff
- Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone 2006, Katalog pg 93ff

References in Databases
IMDb - International Movie Data Base Nr. tt0011841
KinoTV Database Nr. 24172
Turner Classic Movies Database Nr. 5884

Unter anderem wurde der Film bei folgenden Filmfestivals aufgeführt:

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