A film review of Broken Blossoms (1919), directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess:
"Shown at the George M. Cohan Theater, the new Griffith picture attracts crowds of sophisticated New Yorkers who are only too willing to pay $2.50 (and the additional war tax) for the privilege of judging the latest achievement of the greatest master of 'movie' showmanship."
"Broken Blossoms came to the screen a masterpiece in moving pictures. Bare narration of the story cannot hope even to suggest the power and truth of the tragedy that Mr. Griffith has pictured."
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