The White Rose
|Photograph: Russell Merritt collection; courtesy Le Giornate del Cinema Muto.
B&W : Twelve reels
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Mae Marsh [Bessie ‘Teazie’ Williams], Carol Dempster [Marie Carrington], Ivor Novello [Joseph Beaugarde], Neil Hamilton [John White], Lucille La Verne [‘Auntie’ Easter], Porter Strong [Apollo, a servant], Jane Thomas [the cigarstand girl], Kate Bruce [an aunt], Erville Alderson [a man of the world], Herbert Sutch [the bishop], Joseph Burke [the landlord], Mary Foy [the landlady], Charles Emmett Mack [a guest at the inn], Uncle Tom Jenkins [an old negro]
D.W. Griffith, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by D.W. Griffith. Scenario by Irene Sinclair (D.W. Griffith), from a screen story by Irene Sinclair (D.W. Griffith). Set decoration (set design) by Charles M. Kirk. Special effects by Edward Scholl. Assistant director, Herbert Sutch. Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer, Hendrik Sartov and Hal Sintzenich. Music score by Joseph Carl Breil. Presented by D.W. Griffith. / © 26 July 1923 by D.W. Griffith, Incorporated [LP19240]. Premiered [?] 21 or 22? May 1923 at the Lyric Theatre in New York, New York. General release (at ten reels, 9800 feet), 19 August 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Color-tinted and color-toned. / The last original 35mm print which was tinted and toned, with additional hand-tinting, deteriorated in the early 1960s. A poor quality dupe negative from that print survives.
Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive]; and in a private film collection [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 24 September 2013.
References: Bardèche-History pp. 202, 285; Barry-Griffith pp. 70, 71; Brownlow-Parade pp. 80, 88; Everson-American pp. 87, 160-161, 189; Lahue-Triangle pp. 97, 106; Limbacher-Feature p. 275; Paris-Brooks p. 70 : Website-AFI.