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  Lillian Gish.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Wind
Also known as Le Vent in France; El Viento in Spain
(1928) American
B&W : Eight reels / 6721 feet
Directed by Victor Seastrom (Victor Sjöström) Victor Sjostrom

Cast: Lillian Gish [Letty], Lars Hanson [Lige], Montagu Love [Roddy], Dorothy Cumming [Cora], Edward Earle [Beverly], William Orlamond [Sourdough], Carmencita Johnson [Cora’s daughter], Laon Ramon [Cora’s son], Billy Kent Schaefer [Cora’s son]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Frances Marion, from the novel The Wind by Dorothy Scarborough. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and Edward Withers. Costume design by André-ani. Assistant director, Harold S. Bucquet. Cinematography by John Arnold (Jack Arnold). Intertitles by John Colton. Edited by Conrad A. Nervig. Theme song “Love Brought the Sunshine” by Herman Ruby, Dave Dreyer (words), William Axt and David Mendoza (music). / © 10 November 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP25816]. Released 23 November 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The production was shot early in 1927. Gish’s fourth MGM film; completed before, but released after, The Enemy (1927). The film was released on 3 December 1928 in Sweden. [?] AFI-F2 n. F2.6394 lists the film as having talking sequences. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.6394.

Survival status: Print exists in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Crime: Rape (Attempted) - Death - Family: Cousins - Sand - Seduction - Synchronized sound film - Trains - Transportation: Wagons - Wind

Listing updated: 25 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing: AFI-F2 n. F2.6394; Bardèche-History pp. 264; Brownlow-Parade pp. 152, 266, 578; Cowie-Swedish-2 p. 15; Everson-American pp. 14, 319, 320, 329; Fell-History pp. 74, 124-125; Forslund-Sjöström p. 279; Higashi-Virgins pp. 22-23, 24; Leish-Cinema p. 50; Limbacher-Feature p. 277; McCaffrey-Guide p. 13; McIlroy-Sweden pp. 23, 25, 27-28, 167; Schelly-Langdon p. 129; Shipman-Cinema p. 98; Sinyard-Silent pp. 8, 76, 156-157, 186, 187; Sklar-Movie p. 100; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 214-216; Walker-Garbo p. 39; Weaver-Twenty p. 146: ClasIm-305 p. 55: Website-AFI; Website-GEM.

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