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D.W. Griffith

Director, Actor

Birth of a NationBirth of a Nation (1915) Recommended
Dir. D.W. Griffith
Feat. Lillian Gish
The cinema's first major epic marked the birth of an artform – newly defining the artistic boundaries of the medium. It retains much of its…
IntoleranceIntolerance (1916) Recommended
Dir. D.W. Griffith
Feat. Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh
Staggeringly ambitious film has a rightful place in many critic's 'all–time' lists. Its mammoth story unfolds in four parts simultaneously…
Broken BlossomsBroken 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…
True Heart SusieTrue Heart Susie (1919)
Dir. D.W. Griffith
Feat. Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Clarine Seymour
Lillian Gish plays an innocent and big–hearted country girl who sacrifices everything for the clueless minister that breaks her heart. A…
Way Down EastWay Down East (1920)
Dir. D.W. Griffith
Feat. Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess
A prototypical Hollywood melodrama, detailing the innocence, corruption and eventual fate of Lillian Gish in 19th century America. Expertly…
Orphans of the StormOrphans of the Storm (1921) Recommended
Dir. D.W. Griffith
Feat. Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut
Vivid melodrama with the sisters Gish caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
San FranciscoSan Francisco (1936)
Dir. W.S. Van Dyke, D.W. Griffith
Feat. Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy
Outstanding chronicle of old Frisco, climaxing with great FX earthquake. Stars Clark Gable, amid all star cast .
D.W. Griffith - Father of FilmD.W. Griffith - Father of Film (1993) Recommended
Dir. Kevin Brownlow, David Gill
Feat. D.W. Griffith
The feature–film pioneer who directed classics such as BIRTH OF A NATION and Broken Blossoms, is paid lavish homage in this three–part…

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