The Wind
The Wind (1928)

A country girl goes to live as with her very unpleasant Texas family, where she's forced to deal with a bad marriage, a villainous ex-lover, murder -- and the maddening, never-ceasing desert wind. Deliberately paced, highly symbolic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 23, 1928
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

For all the twisters and panicking crowds, this is a face-and-character piece built around Gish's most subtly pained performance and well-observed bursts of naturalistic life ...

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

If you are willing to be adventurous in your search for a quick-moving and discomfiting chiller, The Wind can hardly be a better selection.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's one of the few silents to stand the test of time.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Though marred by a forced happy -- or at least, hopeful -- ending, it nonetheless remains a masterpiece, one of the finest of all silent movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
beautifully shot in the mojave desert with eight aircraft propellers creating the relentless wind of west texas, the film suffers from the discordant happy… More
Lauren Donis
It was actually quite good, and definitely one of the better silents. The story was a bit 'eh' but it moved along well and the acting was good. The… More
jay nixon
If you are a fan of silents and haven't seen this don't delay. Lillian Gish is simply astounding.
Emily B.
Great film but the ending completely ruined it. Originally the ending involved Lillian Gish's character wandering into the desert to met her end after… More
George Matalliotakis
The film is a staggering achievement despite the forced happy ending by the studio. The mood and atmosphere are unparalleled; they are also in total harmony… More