Ivor Novello and Mae Marsh in The White Rose 1920 17

   Mae Marsh and Ivor Novello


Directed by               D. W. Griffith
Produced by             D. W. Griffith
Scenario by               D.W. Griffith
Starring                     Mae Marsh, Ivor Novello, Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, Lucille La Verne, Porter Strong
Cinematography       Billy Bitzer, Hendrik Sartov and Hal Sintzenich
Distributed by           United Artists
Release date               May 21, 1923
Running time             1 hour, 38 minutes
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


"The White Rose" is a drama included in our program to illustrate the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer.


This film is a D. W. Griffith 'hidden gem'. It is not well known, but deserves a serious look.


A wealthy man about to start a career as a minister has a brief affair with a simple working girl. He walks away, but can't escape the memories of that brief encounter.



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Mae Marsh in The White Rose 1920 16

   Mae Marsh