This is the best film of D.W. Griffith, HANDS DOWN!! Out of all his films (the controversial Birth of a Nation, the powerful Intolerance, the HIGHLY OFFENSIVE Broken Blossoms, and the beautifully sad Orphans of the Storm), this is HIS BEST! The story of a poor innocent religious farm girl Anna (played with perfection by Lillian Gish) who goes to the city to get money to for her mother and is wooed by a sleezy playboy who tricks her into a mock marriage and gets her pregnant and leaves her is emotionally gripping. No one should find ANY faults in this film. It is brilliant. David Bartlett, Anna's true love played by Richard Barthlemess, known for his offensive role in Broken Blossoms makes up for his previous film with this one. It is truly brilliant, the scenes with him and Lillian are so loving and beautiful, its more powerful than any romantic movie in our era now. And of course the scene were Anna is driven out into a blizzard and almost falls over a waterfall is the most powerful stunt ever seen. And Lillian did it herself AND in a blizzard AND Richard did indeed save her. It is truly magnificent! D.W. Griffith makes up for his previous film with this one! It is truly heart-wrenching and beautiful!! I cannot say enough of this movie! In fact I am going to watch it again!! Brilliance Sheer brillance and Genius!!