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Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Karl Struss, Harry Jackson, Billy Bitzer
Starring Mary Philbin, Lionel Barrymore, Don Alvarado, Tully Marshall
Distributed by United Artists Corp.
Release date March 31, 1928
Country United States
Running time 85 m.
This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay.
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This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.
The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
"The Drums of Love" is a poignant drama of impossible love. The events in the film occur in 19th century Latin America. A woman is being forced into an unwanted marriage with a crippled monarch, but finds herself attracted to his younger brother.
"The Drums of Love" marks the end of an era - it is the last truly silent film (without a talkie version) created by the renowned director and 'the father of film' D.W. Griffith.
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The Drums of Love
Mary Philbin in "The Drums of Love" (1928) director D.W. Griffith.
Don Alvarado in "The Drums of Love" (1928) director D.W. Griffith.
Lionel Barrymore in "The Drums of Love" (1928) director D.W. Griffith.
Tully Marshall in "The Drums of Love" (1928) director D.W. Griffith.
Mary Philbin in "The Drums of Love" (1928) director D.W. Griffith, pic 2.
Lionel Barrymore in "The Drums of Love" (1928) director D.W. Griffith, pic 2.
Mary Philbin in "The Drums of Love" (1928) director D.W. Griffith, pic 3.
Mary Philbin and Don Alvarado in "The Drums of Love" (1928) director D.W. Griffith.
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