• Isn’t Life Wonderful

    1924. USA. D. W. Griffith. Approx. 123 min.

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Isn’t Life Wonderful

    1924. USA. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Screenplay by Griffith, based on the short-story collection Defeat by Geoffrey Moss. With Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Neil Hamilton, Frank Puglia. This American production, made outside Berlin, in Kopenick, and outside New York City, in Mamaroneck, depicts the hardships faced by a refugee family in a 1920s Germany ravaged by inflation and unemployment. Griffith, whose sympathies lay squarely with the working class, tells a compassionate tale about redemption through suffering. Unfortunately, the film was never shown in Germany between the wars. Silent. Approx. 123 min.

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