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The Resource Isn't life wonderful, produced under the personal direction of D.W. Griffith

Isn't life wonderful, produced under the personal direction of D.W. Griffith

Label
Isn't life wonderful
Title
Isn't life wonderful
Statement of responsibility
produced under the personal direction of D.W. Griffith
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Made on location in Germany during the period of the Great Inflation, Isn't Life Wonderful is a tender ode to the resilience of the human spirit and the all-conquering power of love. Carol Dempster delivers her most moving performance as Inga, a Polish war orphan who struggles to provide for the family that has taken her in, while accumulating a meager dowry from the rubble of a depression-stricken Berlin so that she can marry Paul (Neil Hamilton). Returning to his family, weakened by the battlefront's poisonous gases, Paul invests in his and Inga's future by tending a secret garden which he hopes will provide resources for them to live, and which serves as a powerful symbol of the irrepressible optimism of the two young lovers rising triumphantly from the ashes of a bitter earth. Filled with poignant moments reminiscent of Griffith's better-known classics such as A Corner in Wheat and Way Down East, the rarely-seen Isn't Life Wonderful proves Griffith's flair for small-scale, tender drama. This edition features the original 1924 score composed and compiled by Cesare Sodero and Louis Silvers, arranged and performed by Robert Israel (piano) and Galina Golovin (violin)
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Silent; English intertitles and musical accompaniment
PerformerNote
Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, Erville Alderson, Helen Lowell
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  • 1875-1948,
  • 1899-1984,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Griffith, D. W.
  • Dempster, Carol,
  • Hamilton, Neil
  • Flicker Alley (Firm)
Runtime
115
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  • Refugees
  • Polish people
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Reconstruction (1914-1939)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
Isn't life wonderful, produced under the personal direction of D.W. Griffith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed January 03, 2018)
Control code
ASP3564065/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (115 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022759485
Video recording format
other
Label
Isn't life wonderful, produced under the personal direction of D.W. Griffith
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed January 03, 2018)
Control code
ASP3564065/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (115 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022759485
Video recording format
other

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