An Unseen Enemy 1912

an unseen enemy

An Unseen Enemy is a 1912 Biograph Company short silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, and was the first film to be made starring the actresses Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish. Wikipedia

The physician’s death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor’s small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks closed he stores the money in his father’s household safe. The slatternly housekeeper, aware of the money, enlists a criminal acquaintance to crack the safe. She attempts to get into the adjacent room where the sisters tremble in fear, but finds that the door is locked. The drunken housekeeper menaces them by brandishing a gun through a hole in the wall. But the resourceful girls use the telephone to call their brother who has returned to town. He gets the message and organizes a rescue party.
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Director: D. W. Griffith
Screenplay: Edward Acker
Music composed by: Robert Israel
Production company: Biograph Company

Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Booth


The Scarlet Letter 1926

The Scarlett letter

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In Puritan New England, Hester Prynne (Lillian Gish) marries Roger Chillingsworth (Henry B. Walthall) at the behest of her father. When Roger is away, Hester forms a bond with the sensitive Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale (Lars Hanson). Later, when Hester gives birth to a daughter, people in the village suspect that Roger is not the father and force Hester to wear a letter A for adultery until she reveals the father of her child. Arthur, meanwhile, is overcome by guilt and decides to take action.

Director: Victor Sjöström
Screenplay: Frances Marion
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Music composed by: William Axt, David Mendoza, Lisa Anne Miller, Mark Northam

Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall


The White Sister 1923

The White sister

After her father, Prince Chiaromonte (Charles Lane), dies in a freak accident, Angela Chiaromonte (Lillian Gish) finds out that her jealous half-sister, the Marchesa di Mola (Gail Kane), has invalidated her claim to an inheritance. When news arrives that the man they both love, Capt. Giovanni Severini (Ronald Colman), has died in battle on the Middle Eastern front, a penniless Angela enters the convent and resigns herself to a life of piety — until a mysterious message changes everything.
Initial release: 1923
Director: Henry King
Music composed by: Joseph Carl Breil
Story by: Francis Marion Crawford
Producer: Henry King

Stars: Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman, Gail Kane

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