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"Tess of the Storm Country" (1922) director John S. Robertson with Mary Pickford

"Tess of the Storm Country" is a moving drama, included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of director John S. Robertson, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

The film grasps the viewer's attention from beginning until end.  A rich man has built a house on top of a hill and is going out of his way to get rid of his poor squatter neighbors living at the bottom. The rich man's son, however, is not only sympathetic to the plight of the poor, but also is attracted to a squatter girl by the name of Tess (Mary Pickford).

Directed by                     John S. Robertson
Produced by                   Mary Pickford
Written by                      E. Lloyd Sheldon and Josephine Lovett
Based on                       Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
Starring                          Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes
Cinematography              Charles Rosher
Distributed by                  United Artists Corporation
Release date                   November 22, 1922
Running time                  118 minutes
Country                           United States
Language                        Silent film, English intertitles

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