A Romance of Happy Valley (1919) Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Lillian Gish [Jennie Timberlake], Robert Harron [John L. Logan Jr.], George Fawcett [John L. Logan Sr.], Kate Bruce [Mrs. Logan], George Nicholls [William Timberlake], Bertram Grassby [Judas], Porter Strong [the negro farmhand], Adolphe Lestina [Vinegar Watkins], Lydia Yeamans Titus [old lady Smiles], Andrew Arbuckle [the minister], Frances Sparks [Topsy], Carol Dempster [the girl in New York]
John Logan leaves his parents and sweetheart in bucolic Happy Valley to make his fortune in the city. Those he left behind become miserable and beleaguered in his absence, but after several years he returns, a wealthy man. But his embittered father, not recognizing him for who he is, plans to murder the newly- arrived "stranger" for his money.
BONUS: THE BIRTH OF MOVIES 1948 A special Philco Playhouse production telling the story of D.W. Griffith. The Philco Television Playhouse, a live television anthology series sponsored by Philco, was telecast from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the NBC series was seen on Sundays from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. This episode directed by Delbert Mann, starring John Newland as D.W. Griffith.
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