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Orphans Of The Storm: Griffith Masterworks DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 150 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Kino Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 10, 2002
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Filmed Introduction by Orson Wells
    Footage Taken at D.W.Griffith's Funeral
    Radio Eulogy for Griffith by Erich Von Stroheim
    Portfolio of Rare Griffith Photographs
    Rescued From the Eagle's Nest (1908) a rare film starring D.W. Griffith the actor.
    The Story of David Wark Griffith a Lengthy Biography of Griffith Published in Photoplay Magazine in 1916.
An epic drama of the French Revolution

Re-creating the aristocratic splendor and devastating poverty of 18th century France, David Wark Griffith weaves an emotionally charged tale of two delicate souls caught in the tempest of revolution.

Lillian and Dorothy Gish star as the resourceful Henriette and the blind Louise, who leave their countryside home for Paris in hopes of having Louise's sight restored. Spied by the lecherous Marquis de Praille (Morgan Wallace), Henriette is abducted and the women are tragically separated in a city on the brink of anarchy. With the help of a kind-hearted nobleman (Joseph Schildkraut), Henriette endeavors to find the helpless Louise, but cruel fate repeatedly thwarts her efforts. Griffith exploits their heart-wrenching dilemma with masterful skill, crowning the drama with political intrigue, spectacle, and his usual degree of social moralizing (staunchly disclaiming any parallels between the French Revolution and recent waves of "bolshevism"), drawing the multi-layered epic to its white-knuckle climax outside the old city gates in Paris, beneath the gleam of the guillotine's scarlet blade.

Orphans of the Storm provided Lillian Gish with her final role for Griffith, bringing to a close the long and fruitful collaboration that began in 1912 with An Unseen Enemy (Lillian's and Dorothy's Film Debut).
 
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