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Marazmatique's avatar


A white man playing an asian by squinting his eyes looks even more ridiculous than blackface, somehow...
10 years 6 months ago
TheMajor's avatar


Nearly perfect acting. A tragic and emotional masterpiece.

To appreciate this movie, the viewer should be familiar with silent movies other than Chaplin or Keaton and consider the period in which this was made.

Some of the best acting performances I have seen in any picture from any era. The editing and Billy Bitzer's camerawork are very good as well.

A must-see for lovers of true sadness. This is how tragedy and emotions should be transferred to celluloid.

Don't watch it on archive.org, its quality is poor and it does not have a musical score, instead get the DVD released by KINO.com
12 years 8 months ago
spacew0man's avatar


Great portrayal of emotion and despair, awful portrayal of race. Like, I wonder if Mickey Rooney got the idea to squint from this movie.
7 years 5 months ago
TheMajor's avatar


Yea, that particular scene in The Shining was inspired by the closet scene in Broken Blossoms.

Fellini's La strada is also loosely based on this film.
11 years 2 months ago
Esnaider's avatar


That scene in The Shining was inspired by the swedish The Phantom Carriage
1 year 8 months ago
demagogo's avatar


I'm far from being the kind of guy who gets mad at first because something is racist, but this guy knows how to fucking get me. Yet I can't lie, the film was good.
7 years 9 months ago
mrbasehart's avatar


Available here:

12 years 12 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


Beautiful masterpiece, incredible soundtrack!
11 years ago
greenhorg's avatar


This movie and The Shining are both famous for a similar scene.
11 years 3 months ago
Limbesdautomne's avatar


When Griffith was a little boy, he directed bombastic historical frescoes, then, he realized that Lillian Gish's face was a far better epic shot.

Read more in French on La Saveur des goƻts amers.
5 years 2 months ago
MonthlyVolatile's avatar


who marked this for horror
9 years 9 months ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


sad and cute

9 years 11 months ago
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