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Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by D. W. Griffith
Scenario by D.W. Griffith, from the short story “Black Beach” by Ralph Stock
Starring Carol Dempster, Richard Barthelmess, George MacQuarrie, Anders Randolf, Florence Short, Crauford Kent
Cinematography Billy Bitzer and Paul H. Allen
Distributed by United Artists
Release date August 22, 1920
Running time 1 hour, 44 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
"The Love Flower" is a drama included in our program to illustrate the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
This film is not considered a D. W. Griffith masterpiece, as a matter of fact it has been vilified in the media as one of the lowest points of his career. Perhaps 'the father of film' had set the bar so high that anything below superior grade as his creation is deemed a failure.
We insist on showing this film to the public for two reasons:
- any film with Richard Barthelmess is worth watching
- even those that dislike the film note the beautiful scenery, which is the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
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The Love Flower
Florence Short and Crauford Kent in "The Love Flower" (1920), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Richard Barthelmess is pleasantly surprised to meet a girl in "The Love Flower" (1920), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Richard Barthelmess comes face to face with Carol Dempster in "The Love Flower" (1920), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Carol Dempster in "The Love Flower" (1920), directed by D. W. Griffith.
George MacQuarrie is fearful in "The Love Flower" (1920), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Anders Randolf hunts down George MacQuarrie in "The Love Flower" (1920), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Anders Randolf doesn't know what Carol Dempster is up to in "The Love Flower" (1920), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Anders Randolf and Carol Dempster
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