1928. USA. Victor Sjöström. 72 min.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 8:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1928. USA. Directed by Victor Sjöström. Screenplay by Frances Marion, based on the novel by Dorothy Scarborough. With Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson. Letty is a naïf who sets out from Virginia to begin a new life in Texas. Unaccustomed to hardship, the young Southern belle is tested by the inhospitable Texas plains. Sjöström imbues a windstorm with the crushing power of a troubled conscience after Letty kills a man in a formidable act of self-defense. Silent, with Vitaphone music and sound effects. 72 min.
In the Film exhibition A Sense of Where You Are: Films from the Collection
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