Carol Milford ( Florence Vidor ), an intelligent, artistic girl from the city, moves to Gopher Prairie when she marries one of its esteemed citizens, Dr. Will Kennicott ( Monte Blue ). She is disappointed in the small, unsightly, and unprogressive town and decides to uplift it, but the townspeople do not respond and think she is putting on airs. Bored by her neighbors and misunderstood by her husband, Carol becomes friends with Erik Valborg ( Robert Gordon ), who shares her views, but she refuses his offer of love and escape. When Erik leaves town, Carol is denounced as the cause of his "waywardness," but Will defends Carol and shames the townspeople for their suspicions. Carol learns to appreciate her husband's love and accept the life of Gopher Prairie.
This 1923 silent drama was based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis and produced by Warner Brothers Pictures. Boasting a cast of popular silent screen actors, including Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda, Alan Hale and Josephine Crowell. Sadly, Main Street is now a lost silent film.
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