“The Wind” By Mae Tinee (Chicago Tribune 1929)

Chicago Tribune – Monday, February 4, 1929 – Page 35

Desert Wind Blows Drama Into This Movie

Gives Lillian Gish New Laurels, Too.

“The Wind”

  • Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Directed by Victor Seastrom
  • Presented at the Rialto theater

The Cast:

  • Letty ……………..…………… Lillian Gish
  • Lige ………………….……… Lars Hanson
  • Roddy ………………… Montague Love
  • Cora ……………… Dorothy Cummings
  • Beverly …………….…….. Edward Earle
  • Sourdough .….… William Orlamond

The Wind – Photo Gallery

By Mae Tinee

Good Morning!

I don’t just see what “The Wind” is doing in a burlesque theater!

It’s a compelling thing and Lillian Gish never has done a finer piece of work than her portrayal of the flower-like southern girl who goes into the west to face brutality, terror, love – and the desert wind that blows and blows and never stops, but only gets wilder with the days, lashing itself into tornadoes and the occasional dread “norther” that makes strong men grave and brave women mad.

The story is a strange and thrilling one of the southwest of the early days. It is grim and full of incident, mostly gray and gritty as the blinding, blowing sands. It is one of those pictures that would be just too much to bear unless it had a happy ending.

Well – It has.

Miss Gish is supported by an able cast doing magnificent work. The direction is masterly. Photography – immense. The wind is so real it tears into your nerves.

“Choc’lit bars! ‘Sorted nuts ‘n’ raisins! Sundae with spoon service — !”

However DID “The Wind” get into a burlesque theater.”

See you tomorrow.

Behind the scenes – Photo Gallery

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