The Idol Dancer ½

Every director, no matter how talented, can make some poor films. D.W. Griffith was the first great director of American films, but this movie gives no evidence of any ability what-so-ever. The film is crudely made, confusing, over-long, boring, and racist.

Griffith directed this unpleasant mess only a few months after he made the sensitive and tragic <a href="http://obscurehollywood.net/broken-blossoms-1919.html>Broken Blossoms. It is difficult to believe that the same man was responsible for both of them.