THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY
1919, 59 min, USA, Dir: Maurice Tourneur

Composer Darrell Thorne (Lew Cody) meets Marcene Elliot (Pauline Starke) in a Canadian forest and is so lovestruck that he titles his next symphony after her. He hopes that she will accompany him to New York, but the young woman’s aunt (Mary Alden) sends them on diverging paths. This poignant silent drama from pioneering French-born filmmaker Maurice Tourneur was unseen for nearly a century until its recent restoration.


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