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Julien Josephson (adaptation)
Sinclair Lewis (novel)
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25 April 1923 (USA) See more »
The arrival of pretty Carol Milford in the staid Midwestern town of Gopher Prairie really shakes up the locals. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Harry Beaumont 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julien Josephson  adaptation
Sinclair Lewis  novel

Cinematography by
Edwin B. DuPar  (as E.B. Du Par)
Homer Scott 
Film Editing by
Harry Beaumont 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank R. Strayer .... assistant director (as Frank Strayer)
Nate West .... assistant director
Editorial Department
Lewis Milestone .... assistant editor

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USA:90 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Main Street ( 1923 ) - Lost Silent, 12 August 2015
Author: Pamela Short from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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