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Donald Crisp

Director, Actor

Broken Blossoms (1919)
Dir. D.W. Griffith
Feat. Lillian Gish, Donald Crisp, Robert Barthelmess
D.W. Griffiths low–key lyric tragedy, set in 19th century London's docklands, with Lillian Gish at her most otherworldly. As the…
Navigator, TheNavigator, The (1924) Aro Favourite
Dir. Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp
Feat. Buster Keaton
One of Buster Keaton's most evocative silent comedies, playing a naive youth who becomes marooned upon a gigantic yacht drifting out to…
Black Pirate, TheBlack Pirate, The (1926)
Dir. Albert Parker
Feat. Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp
An excellent silent swashbuckler with Douglas Fairbanks at his racy best, sliding down sails and flashing his cutlass. Beautifully shot on early…
SvengaliSvengali (1931)
Dir. Archie Mayo
Feat. John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Bramwell Fletcher
Adapted from the novel by George du Maurier, this has a hypnotic maniac (Barrymore) turning his evil gaze on a young model and forcing her to…
Brother OrchidBrother Orchid (1940)
Dir. Lloyd Bacon
Feat. Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern
Low–key but interesting star vehicle for Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart with the big guy playing a has–been gangster who joins a…
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Dir. Victor Fleming
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner
Handsomely produced version of the Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, in which a mild doctor transforms himself by night into a murderous maniac.
Lassie Come HomeLassie Come Home (1943) Recommended
Dir. Fred M. Wilcox
Feat. Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp
Brilliant emotional manipulation for all the family, with the impoverished parents of Roddy McDowall forced to sell their beloved Collie, who…
Uninvited, TheUninvited, The (1944)
Dir. Lewis Allen
Feat. Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp
Classic tale of the macabre with Ray Milland discovering that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply…
Whispering SmithWhispering Smith (1948)
Dir. Leslie Fenton, Mel Epstein
Feat. Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall
Swish, action–packed western features Alan Ladd chasing train robbers and sentimental skirt. Good stuff.
Prince ValiantPrince Valiant (1954)
Dir. Henry Hathaway
Feat. James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner
Star studded tale of a young Viking prince striving to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

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