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Orphans Of The Storm
Artist: Gish, Lillian
UPC: 00089218416391
Studio: Alpha Video
Genre: Silent Films
Screen: Standard screen
    OUR PRICE: $4.61  
Product Type: DVD
Released: June 2003
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Synopsis: Legendary director D.W. Griffith (INTOLERANCE) delivers another sweeping historical epic with this film, based on the d'Ennery and Corman play, THE TWO ORPHANS. Sisters Lillian and Dorothy Gish are the girls who become separated in the streets of eighteenth century Paris during the dramatic upheavals of the French Revolution. As Henriette (Lillian Gish) searches for her blind adopted sister Louise (Dorothy Gish), she falls in love with a kind and concerned young member of the aristocracy, Chevalier (Joseph Schildkraut). Unfortunately their love is doomed by her commoner status, and his callous uncle (Frank Losee), who railroads her off to prison to keep them apart. The revolution occurs, and Henriette is liberated, but then there's more trouble when mob rule causes chaos in the streets, the guillotine awaits Chevalier, and Louise remains just out of reach. Griffith captures the class injustice at the heart of this story by contrasting scenes of lavish parties at the houses of the nobles with the abject poverty of the beggars outside. The thrilling use of crowds and meticulous historical accuracy make this an epic comparable in scope and theme to BIRTH OF A NATION, which is how Griffith undoubtedly meant it. The film is silent, with tinted scenes and film score.
Additional Information
Rating: NR
Runtime: 150 mins
Weight: 0.30 lbs
Info: Black & White, Standard screen, Intertitles, Silent
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2003-05-20
Run Time : 7080
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : B&W
In Print Date : 2003-05-20
Rating : Not Rated
Category : Dramas, Silent, Stage Play, Vintage, War, Recommended, Essential Cinema
Original Release Year : 1922
Released By : Alpha Video
Catalog Number : 4163D
Area : USA
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Contributor
Star:Joseph Schildkraut Character Actor
Star:Creighton Hale Irish Character Actor
Star:Frank Puglia Character Actor/In USA
Star:Dorothy Gish American Actress
Star:Monte Blue American Actor
Director:D.W. Griffith Legendary film director/producer
Star:Lillian Gish American actress, BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
Release Note: DVD Features: Region 0 Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33