Broken Blossoms

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When Chinese immigrant Cheng Huan (Richard Barthelmess) moves to London to spread Buddhism, he is unprepared for the deplorable conditions and intolerance of its inner city. But Huan succumbs to his environment; his missionary dream turns into indifference and opium addiction, until he finds battered Lucy Burrows (Lillian Gish) at his doorstep. He devotes himself to her recovery, and the two kindred souls become close, but tragedy awaits in the form of Burrows' abusive father (Donald Crisp).

Release details

Release date: Monday October 20 1919
Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: DW Griffith
Screenwriter: DW Griffith
Cast: Lillian Gish
Richard Barthelmess
Donald Crisp
Arthur Howard
Edward Peil
George Beranger
Norman Selby
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