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Tess of the Storm Country

Tess of the Storm Country

In 1914, Mary Pickford became a true motion-picture artist with her performance in Edwin S. Porter's Tess of the Storm Country. The Grace Miller White novel was a classic melodrama that allowed an actress to go all-out in her performance, and the talented Pickford rose to the occassion. So naturally, when she took control of her career by co-founding United Artists, a remake came to mind. She hired one of the finest directors of the day, the unjustly forgotten director John S. Robertson, and together they produced a masterpiece — one of the classics of her career.

Wealthy Elias Graves buys a house on a hill and tries to remove the squatters who live in the valley below. Dan Jordan urges him to use harsh measures on the squatters. When Jordan is murdered, Daddy Skinner is unjustly arrested and convicted. Skinner’s daughter, Tess, leads the squatters’ struggle for survival and wins the sympathy and love of Graves’ son, Frederick. But she loses him when Frederick discovers her with a child. When Ben Letts is revealed as Jordan’s murderer, Tess is reunited with her father. Frederick’s sister, Teola, claims the baby as her own, Tess and Frederick get back together, and Graves makes peace with the squatters.

DVD features a full orchestral score by Jeffrey Mark Silverman.

This DVD is currently available for Institutional Purchase only, which includes public performance rights and a 3-year streaming license. Please click on the “Format” button and select “DVD Institutional Rate.”

The home version will be available again soon.



Type: DVD

Vendor: Milestone Films


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