When three thuggish men are responsible for the death of his father and the crippling of his brother, young David must choose between supporting his family or risking his life and exacting vengeance.

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When three thuggish men are responsible for the death of his father and the crippling of his brother, young David must choose between supporting his family or risking his life and exacting vengeance.

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Idealized but highly appealing.
23 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This famous 1921 movie is skillfully directed by Henry King. Richard Barthelmess is energetic, complex, and completely likable as the title character. There are a number of other fine performances as well which contributes greatly to the success of the film, the reality of the portrayals drawing us into the simple, mildly interesting story.

The action takes place in a rural setting in a romanticized America of the past. Filmed in the state of Virginia, the natural locations and produced sets evoke a twilight zone between the uncivilized old west and – what may have been considered in 1921 - the too civilized modern world of the Roaring 20's.

Splendid, sometimes exciting images and heart-felt performances make the story come alive on the screen. It is easy to identify with the character's joys and sorrows and, in turn, to find satisfaction in their achievements.


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