Way Down East (1935 film)

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Way Down East
Directed byHenry King
Produced byWinfield Sheehan
Written byHenry Johnson
Patterson McNutt
Screenplay byHoward Estabrook
William Hurlbut
Based onAnnie Laurie
1897 play
by Lottie Blair Parker
StarringRochelle Hudson
Henry Fonda
Music byOscar Bradley
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byRobert Bischoff
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • October 16, 1935 (1935-10-16) (United States)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Way Down East is a 1935 American romantic drama film directed by Henry King and starring Rochelle Hudson, Henry Fonda, Slim Summerville, Margaret Hamilton, Andy Devine and Spring Byington. It was released by 20th Century Fox and produced by Fox Film.

The picture is a remake of the classic 1920 D. W. Griffith silent film Way Down East starring Lillian Gish, which in turn was based on the 1897 stage play by Lottie Blair Parker.

Plot summary[edit]

The story centers upon a starving, impoverished gamin who lost everything after a wicked millionaire tricked her into a marriage and impregnated her. The baby doesn't survive the ordeal and the poor girl ends up sheltered by a puritanical farm family. While there, she falls in love with the son.[1]



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