The Wind
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The Wind, Victor Sjostrom's final American film, is a western only in its locale: its symbolism-laden story of physical and spiritual repression, culminating in a violent, hysterical outburst, has more in common with the European or Scandanavian cinema than with the usual MGM product. Lillian Gish plays a sheltered Virginia girl who heads to Texas to live with her male cousin and his family. Upon arriving at her new home-actually little more than a squalid shack-she is treated as an unwelcome interloper. Even worse is the omnipresecent wind, which howls ceaselessly all around. To quell the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's one of the few silents to stand the test of time."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Though marred by a forced happy -- or at least, hopeful -- ending, it nonetheless remains a masterpiece, one of the finest of all silent movies."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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