TV.com will be making some changes to our user base starting Feb 25, 2015. For more information click here

Orphans of the Storm

Follow
Released 1921

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

0.0
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Movie Summary

Director:
D.W. Griffith
Released:
1921
Rating:
Not Available
Orphans of the Storm is early American cinema pioneer D.W. Griffith's last major commercial success after a heady career that included the all time classic Birth Of a Nation. Released in 1921, the film is a period piece set in France during the French Revolution, although the director intends the message to comment on contemporary 1920's themes such as class warfare and the rise of Bolshevism. Real life sisters, actresses Dorothy and Lillian Gish star as on-screen step sisters swept away in the chaos of the Revolution. Henriette (Dorothy Gish) takes her blind step sister Louise (Lillian Gish) to Paris searching for a cure to her ailment. Unfortunately, virginal Henriette catches the eye of a lustful Parisian aristocrat who has her abducted and taken to his estate leaving helpless and blind Louise all alone on the streets of capital. Louise must beg on the streets to survive and soon falls prey to street scoundrels. The winds of revolution blow through France and both sisters struggle to survive their adventures and reunite, while Griffith offers both direct and indirect critique and commentary on social issues.moreless
SUBMIT REVIEW

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Categories

    Drama

    Themes

    Coming of Age, Classics, Historical, Family Dramas