Lillian Gish Silent Film Festival on TCM. Wednesday, August 15th.
It begins with Broken Blossoms WED AUG 15 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM
NOT RATED 1919. Silent. A Buddhist takes in a Londoner's daughter.
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess,
Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard, Edward Peil and George Andre Beranger.
Next is the 2:45 minute long film that likely inspired Abel Gance to
make his "Napoleon" in widescreen. Although this is a 1922 silent
feature, Griffith created 'letterbox' scenes where he wanted to show a
Orphans of the Storm WED AUG 15 7:45 AM – 10:30 NOT RATED
1922. Silent. An aristocrat seeks her blind sister amid revolution.
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph
Schildkraut, Frank Losee, Katherine Emmett and Morgan Wallace.
La Boheme WED AUG 15 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM NOT RATED 1926. Silent.
Based on Puccini's opera of love among Parisian artists. Directed by
King Vidor. Starring Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée,
Edward Everett Horton, Roy D'Arcy and George Hassell.
The original "The Scarlet Letter" WED AUG 15 12:15 PM – 2:00
PM NOT RATED 1926. Silent. A married woman is persecuted in Puritan
Salem. Directed by Victor Seastrom. Starring Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson,
Henry B. Walthall, Karl Dane, William H. Tooker and Marcelle Corday.
Griffith's "Intolerance" WED AUG 15 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM NOT
RATED 1916. Silent. People battle prejudice and inhumanity. Directed
by D.W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Bessie Love, Mae
Marsh, Howard Gaye and Margery Wilson.
Closing the series is "The Wind" THU AUG 16 11:30 PM – 1:00
AM NOT RATED 1928. Silent. A Virginia lass braves Texas sandstorms and
crude cowhands. This is a remarkable story that often comes with a
Lillian Gish introduction.