Obviously, this is not the really famous composer named Louis Gottschalk, because his middle name was Moreau and he was already dead when the movie was made. I found someone on the the net who heard that Louis F. was the nephew of Louis M. Louis F. seems to have been an early movie music composer.
I've seen a lot of silent movies where the music didn't integrate well with the screen action. I have been known to hit the mute button when watching silent films at home! But I found this one matched the action very well.
Lillian Gish's acting is very impressive here, but the story is kind of a downer. Gish is the daughter of a prize fighter who treats her like a slave and whips her. A Chinese immigrant befriends her, in some very touching scenes, but it all ends tragically.
(Gish, by the way, seems to have been a favorite actress of Ayn Rand's husband, Frank O'Connor. He appeared in one of her films, Orphans of the Storm.)
Rhyme of the day:
She finds a friend
But still it ends
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