1928. USA. Frank Borzage. 102 min.
Friday, April 2, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1928. USA. Directed by Frank Borzage. With Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Henry Armetta. Displaying a clear debt to Murnau and continuing the successful pairing of the stars of Borzage’s more famous Seventh Heaven (Gaynor and Farrell would continue to work together into the talkie era), the film tells the story of a poor Neapolitan girl in love with a painter. It is a movie that only Borzage, one of the cinema’s great Romantics, could make. After his Gaynor/Farrell period, Borzage went on to direct such classics as Desire, History Is Made at Night, Three Comrades, and The Mortal Storm. Silent, with music track. 102 min.