A Romance of Happy Valley (1919)

Lydia Yeamans Titus, Robert Harron
D.W. Griffith
Drama, Romance, Silent
D.W. Griffith (Intolerance, Birth of a Nation) directed this tale of a man who leaves his parents and sweetheart behind to seek his fortune in the big city. When he returns, he finds that his old neighbors have changed, and that his embittered father has some rather ugly plans for him. The cast includes silent screen legend Lillian Gish (Broken Blossoms) and Robert Harron (True Heart Susie) For trivia buffs: long considered a lost film, a copy of this feature turned up in the Soviet Union in the 1970s!