The Idol Dancer (Silent)
Starring: Richard Barthelmess Director: D.W. Griffith

The Idol Dancer (Silent)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: June 21, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1920
  • Label: Grapevine Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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In this D.W. Griffith South Seas drama a religious zealot and his nephew are thrown together on a South Seas Island with an alcoholic beach comber and a native dancer. A battle to see who will "civilize" whom ensues.

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Silent film impresario D.W. Griffith directed this passionate South Seas adventure, starring Clarine Seymour as White Almond Flower, an uninhibited, idol-worshipping island girl who is desired by both an alcoholic beach bum (Richard Barthelmess), and the sickly nephew (Creighton Hale) of a pious missionary (George MacQuarrie). Evil native chief Wando (Walter James) and his scheming white profiteer pal (Andrews Randolph) also have designs on White Almond Flower; when the men of her village all go off fishing, they lead a bloodthirsty cannibal attack in order to kidnap her, and as many other women as they can. The imperiled pagan sisters hole up at the missionary's house, and pray for a Griffith-style ride to their rescue. It's Christian morality vs. the lustful primitive nature of the savage in this curious film; one of the great director's lesser efforts. An interesting footnote is the presence of Ms. Seymour, then just 21, as the island girl. A beautiful, natural actress, she tragically died a month after THE IDOL DANCER premiered.

Plot Synopsis:

THE IDOL DANCER is a romantic South Seas adventure by silent film pioneer D.W. Griffith.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: March 21, 1920.
  • Filmed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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  • Sales Rank: 42,646
  • UPC: 842614101199
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