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A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.

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Lars Hanson ...
Montagu Love ...
Dorothy Cumming ...
Edward Earle ...
Beverly
William Orlamond ...
Sourdough
Carmencita Johnson ...
Cora's Child
Leon Janney ...
Cora's Child (as Laon Ramon)
Billy Kent Schaefer ...
Cora's Child
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Innocent and naive Letty Mason moves from her Virginia home to Sweet Water on the western prairies to live on the ranch of her cousin Beverly, his wife Cora and their three children. Letty quickly learns how inhospitable the environment in Sweet Water is, the most obvious item being the incessant wind. But equally inhospitable are the unrefined way the people in Sweet Water live to which she is unaccustomed, and Cora, who believes Letty has come to steal Beverly away from her. As such, Cora orders Letty out of her and Bev's house. With no money, Letty is forced to accept one of the marriage proposal she receives, the lesser evil being that from Bev and Cora's ranching neighbor, Lige Hightower, a man who she does not love. Despite a less than harmonious start, Letty, in part due to her isolation as she is more often than not forced to stay inside due to the wind, begins to have affection for Lige, who wants to do right by her, and who promises to send her back to Virginia when he is ... Written by Huggo

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23 November 1928 (USA)  »

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Lillian Gish stated that the film's happy ending was insisted upon by the studio after test audiences balked at the original ending, where the insane Letty wanders into the desert, certain to die. However, this is not borne out by the original shooting scripts, which contain only the happy ending. See more »

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Would be a wonderful introduction....
22 February 2005 | by (Pembrokeshire, Wales) – See all my reviews

...to the world of the silent era of movies. A most marvellous movie, beautifully acted and directed, even with the sappy ending. Victor Sjostrom directs this movie beautifully and it was a shame he never made another English language movie. Also a shame is that the incredibly handsome talented and charismatic Lars Hanson returned to Sweden when talking pictures emerged, his performance as Lige is incredible and he steals every scene he is in with Lillian Gish, no wonder she hand picked him for the role, in the wedding night sequence he just breaks your heart as he realises his marriage is a sham. Now, time to find a copy of "The Scarlet Letter", my holy grail of movies, if it's half as good as "The Wind" then it'll be more than worth the wait.


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