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For His Son (1912)

US 15m, Silent B&W Director: D. W. Griffith; Cast: Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Charles Hill Mailes, Dorothy Bernard An early exploitation film, and a heavy-handed morality tale about greed and … Continue reading

03/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Orphans of the Storm (1921)

USA 150m, silent B&W Director: D.W. Griffith; Cast: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee Orphans of the Storm is set in 18th century¬†France and follows the story of … Continue reading

04/23/2009 · Leave a comment

Way Down East (1920)

USA 145m, silent (B&W) Director: D.W. Griffith; Cast: Lilian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh, Kate Bruce Way Down East is one of the most likable D.W. Griffith movies … Continue reading

12/23/2008 · 1 Comment

Intolerance (1916)

USA 163m, silent (B&W) Director: D.W. Griffith; Cast: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Constance Talmadge, Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks Intolerance was an enormously ambitious experiment in early cinema that employed a … Continue reading

12/22/2008 · Leave a comment

Broken Blossoms (1919)

USA 90m, silent (B&W) Director: D.W. Griffith; Cast: Lilian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp Broken Blossoms appears to be another film apology for “Birth of a Nation”, unfortunately D.W. Griffith’s … Continue reading

11/22/2008 · Leave a comment

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

USA 190m, silent (B&W) Director: D.W. Griffith: Cast: Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden Despite Griffith’s inter-title pleas against censorship and his no-apologies attitude for … Continue reading

11/22/2008 · 8 Comments