6 user 2 critic

Dream Street (1921)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 April 1921 (USA)
Three men in London compete for the love of a dance-hall girl.


D.W. Griffith


Thomas Burke (short story collection "Limehouse Nights"), D.W. Griffith (as Roy Sinclair)

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish, decides to go out and see what "the real world" is all about. He ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, Ivor Novello
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut
Way Down East (1920)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young orphan girl, courted by an unpleasant older wealthy man who has a hold over her adoptive mother, falls in love with a young stranger at a party. Odd noises begin to be heard as a ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Carol Dempster, Henry Hull, Porter Strong
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette, Walter P. Lewis
America (1924)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A re-edited version of the 'modern' story from Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916).

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man murders his wife's lovers, escapes with his daughter to the South Pacific. A detective pursues him, joined by a young man who eventually falls in love with the daughter.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Carol Dempster, Richard Barthelmess, George MacQuarrie
Foolish Wives (1922)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A con artist masquerades a Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat.

Director: Erich von Stroheim
Stars: Rudolph Christians, Miss DuPont, Maude George
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof. McGargle before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt


Cast overview:
Carol Dempster ... Gypsy Fair
Ralph Graves ... James 'Spike' McFadden
Charles Emmett Mack ... Billy McFadden
Edward Peil Sr. ... Swan Way
Tyrone Power Sr. ... Street Preacher (as Tyrone Power)
William J. Ferguson William J. Ferguson ... Gypsy's Father
Porter Strong Porter Strong ... Samuel Jones
George Neville George Neville ... Tom Chudder
Charles Slattery Charles Slattery ... Police Inspector
Morgan Wallace ... Masked Violinist


Three men in London compete for the love of a dance-hall girl.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A Dramatic Comedy (original poster) See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance






Release Date:

12 April 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gaden ved Floden See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Phono-Kinema (Kellum Phono-Kinema)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


In an early experiment with sound, director D.W. Griffith filmed a brief introductory prologue where he was seen (and heard) speaking directly to the audience about the film they were about to see. This introduction still exists, but is missing from most versions of the film. See more »


Referenced in The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dreaming of Carol Dempster
8 March 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Carol Dempster (as Gypsy Fair) is a dancer, trying to support her elderly father in a seedy Limehouse-type district. The "King" of the streets is Ralph Graves (as James "Spike" McFadden); he has conquered males with his fists, and females with his voice (he's a singer). Charles Mack (as Billie McFadden) is his devoted little brother, an aspiring songwriter. The film's other denizens include Tyrone Power (Sr.) as "The Minister of Good Words" and Morgan Wallace as "The Evil Influence". Porter Strong (as Samuel Jones) and Edward Peil (as Sway Wan) reprise their obligatory "Blackface" and "Yellowface" roles.

Director D.W. Griffith mixes unsavory with the "love triangle" formed by his three leading players. If "Dream Street" had featured the creative input of G.W. Bitzer, Robert Harron, and/or Lillian Gish, the results might have looked better. Mr. Griffith's ominous spoken-word introduction is unfulfilled; while it has its moments, and Mr. Mack is good, "Dream Street" is a relative failure. Seek out superior Griffith directed films from 1918-20, usually starring Gish and Harron, for more dreamy films.

*** Dream Street (4/12/21) D.W. Griffith ~ Carol Dempster, Ralph Graves, Charles Emmett Mack

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed