Stars: Blanche Sweet, William Russell, George F. Marion Director: John Griffith Wray Runtime: 96 Minutes Language: English inter-titles - Orchestra score Color: Black & White Format: DVD-R Rating: NR
Anna Christie (1923)
Directed by John Griffith Wray
Cast: Blanche Sweet ... Anna Christie William Russell ... Matt Burke George F. Marion ... Chris Christopherson Eugenie Besserer ... Marthy Ralph Yearsley ... The Brutal Cousin George Siegmann ... Anna's uncle
Considered lost for many years until a 35mm film print was found in Russia.
The first screen adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize winning stage drama Anna Christie. Blanche Sweet plays the title character, Anna Christie, a former prostitute who after reuniting with her estranged father agrees to join him on his coal barge. When they rescue Matt Burke from the sea, he and Anna fall in love, but can Anna resolve her past to satisfy Matt and her father?