About

When Letty Mason relocates to West Texas, she finds herself unsettled by the ever-present wind and sand. Arriving at her new home at the ranch of her cousin, Beverly, she receives a surprisingly cold welcome from his wife, Cora. Soon tensions in the family and unwanted attention from a trio of suitors, including neighbor Lige Hightower, leave Letty increasingly disturbed, resulting in tragedy.

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Directed by

Victor Sjöström

Written by

Frances Marion (Screenplay)
Dorothy Scarborough (Novel)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

silent film wife based on novel or book desert texas black and white wind sand sandstorm desert wind incessant wind

Lists

#460 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?