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TheMajor

Nearly perfect acting. A tragic and emotional masterpiece.

To appreciate this movie, the viewer should be familiar with silent movies other than Chaplin or Keaton and consider the period in which this was made.

Some of the best acting performances I have seen in any picture from any era. The editing and Billy Bitzer's camerawork are very good as well.

A must-see for lovers of true sadness. This is how tragedy and emotions should be transferred to celluloid.

Don't watch it on archive.org, its quality is poor and it does not have a musical score, instead get the DVD released by KINO.com
9 years 4 months ago
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Marazmatique

A white man playing an asian by squinting his eyes looks even more ridiculous than blackface, somehow...
7 years 2 months ago
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TheMajor

Yea, that particular scene in The Shining was inspired by the closet scene in Broken Blossoms.

Fellini's La strada is also loosely based on this film.
7 years 10 months ago
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spacew0man

Great portrayal of emotion and despair, awful portrayal of race. Like, I wonder if Mickey Rooney got the idea to squint from this movie.
4 years ago
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greenhorg

This movie and The Shining are both famous for a similar scene.
7 years 10 months ago
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demagogo

I'm far from being the kind of guy who gets mad at first because something is racist, but this guy knows how to fucking get me. Yet I can't lie, the film was good.
4 years 4 months ago
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Dieguito

Beautiful masterpiece, incredible soundtrack!
7 years 8 months ago
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mrbasehart

Available here:

http://www.archive.org/details/Broken.Blossoms
9 years 7 months ago
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Limbesdautomne

I would like to buy this film not Le Lys brisé.
1 year 9 months ago
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MonthlyVolatile

who marked this for horror
6 years 5 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

sad and cute

http://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/backtrack-broken-blossoms-1919/
6 years 7 months ago
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