Dream Street

Dream Street

Director: D.W. Griffith Cast: Carol Dempster, W.J. Ferguson, Ralph Graves


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D.W. Griffith garnishes this romantic fable with a dreamy gauze of Victorian melodramatic sensibility. As an intertitle of the film states: "Sometimes dreams do come true. Not by accident their dark path emerges into the light, for dreams are our inner selves and perhaps all would come true if we but dream aright." Carol Dempster stars as Gypsy Fair, a music-hall dancer in the Limehouse section of London. She attracts the eye of roughhouse bully Spike McFadden (Ralph Graves). But his shy composer brother Billy (Charles Emmett Mack) is also in love with her. Also gloating over the girl and lurking in the shadows is an insidious Chinaman -- Swan Way (Edward Piel). When Swan Way makes his desires known to Gypsy Fair, she rejects him, inadvertently causing the police to raid his gambling den. Enraged, Swan Way seeks revenge on Gypsy Fair. This he accomplishes by accusing her of killing one of his underlings. In fact, however, it was Billy who killed the henchman in self-defense after a robbery attempt. To protect Billy, Spike tells the police that he committed the crime. At the inquest, the authorities have to sort out who actually killed Swan Way's henchman.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/28/2017
UPC: 0660845448957
Original Release: 1921
Source: Grapevine Video
Sound: [silent]
Sales rank: 47,892

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carol Dempster Gypsy Fair
W.J. Ferguson Gypsy's Father
Ralph Graves James "Spike" McFadden
Charles Emmett Mack Billy McFadden
Tyrone Power Street Preacher
Porter Strong Samuel Jones
Charles Slattery Police Inspector
George Neville Tom Chudder
Morgan Wallace Masked Violinist
Edward Peil Swan Way

Technical Credits
D.W. Griffith Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Charles Kirk Set Decoration/Design
Rose Smith Editor
Hendrik Sartov Cinematographer
Louis Silvers Score Composer
James Smith Editor

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