The Idol Dancer (1920)

The Idol Dancer


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Even though this is a lesser D.W. Griffith film, the casting is intriguing. Richard Barthelmess, who usually played a "good boy," portrays Dan McGuire, a lazy beachcomber who likes his gin. The girl is Clarine Seymour, whose spirit was far earthier than Lillian Gish's, and whose talent was far more spontaneous than Carol Demptser, the star of most of Griffith's later films. Unfortunately, Seymour died later in the year (1920) at the age of 21, so her talent was never fully realized. The real … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
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Written By: Gordon Ray Young, Stanner E.V. Taylor, S.E.V. Taylor


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