The Love Flower

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  • NR
  • 1920
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • 6.0  (175)

The Love Flower is a silent romantic drama released in 1920, directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Carol Dempster, Richard Barthelmess, and George MacQuarrie. The movie tells a tale of young love that endures against all odds, set in the lush tropical setting of Hawaiian islands. The story follows Lillian Gish (Carol Dempster) as she travels to Hawaii with her father on a mission to retrieve a rare orchid, the love flower, for a wealthy collector. Meanwhile, Lillian falls in love with Richard Barthelmess (Kenneth Rutherford), a handsome and mysterious man who lives on the island. Despite his aloof and cold demeanor, Lillian is irresistibly drawn to him.

But their romance is put in jeopardy by the arrival of a rival collector, portrayed by George MacQuarrie. He wants the same rare flower as Lillian's wealthy employer and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it.

As Lillian and Richard struggle to keep their love alive, danger lurks at every turn. The lush and vibrant scenery of the Hawaiian islands provides a backdrop for the intense drama that unfolds, as Lillian and Richard face their fears and fight for their love.

The Love Flower is a classic silent film that showcases the legendary director's artistry and a talented cast. Carol Dempster and Richard Barthelmess deliver beautifully nuanced performances that capture the heart of the story. Dempster's sensitive portrayal of Lillian is particularly notable, showcasing her natural talent for conveying deep emotion without dialogue.

The film's tropical setting and lush visuals are also noteworthy. Griffith expertly captures the beauty of the Hawaiian landscape, immersing the audience in a vibrant world of color, light, and sound. The Love Flower also features some innovative cinematic techniques that were ahead of their time, such as intercutting between multiple storylines.

Overall, The Love Flower is a compelling and visually stunning romantic drama that showcases the best of early silent film. It is a testament to Griffith's artistry and vision and a reminder of the timeless appeal of classic Hollywood romance.

The Love Flower is a 1920 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 10 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    1 hr 10 min
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    6.0  (175)