The Wind. 1928. USA. Directed by Victor Sjöström. Screenplay by Frances Marion, based on the novel by Dorothy Scarborough. With Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Dorothy Cummings. 35mm. 72 min.
“In The Wind both the power and the limitations of his (Sjöström’s) American direction are clearly visible. It cannot be said that his handling of Miss Gish is entirely effective; her restlessness becomes a mannerism, her acting seems a stylized relic of her years under Griffith and fails to build up a characterization for which she was, in type, so admirably cast. Lars Hanson, who had played with her before under Sjöström in The Scarlet Letter (1926), creates by comparison a very solid and convincing Lige.”