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Orphans Of The Storm


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  Orphans Of The Storm Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
6.75 /10
 
Starring
Lillian Gish , Dorothy Gish , Joseph Schildkraut
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Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Written by: D.W. Griffith from Adolph Ennery's play

 
 
 
Released: 1921
   
Genre: DRAMA
IMPORTANT
SILENT
COSTUME
EPIC
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 125
 
 


 
Two orphan girls (Lillian and Dorothy Gish), one of them blind (Dorothy), become separated and caught up in the French Revolution.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The plot is the creakiest melodrama, the narrative rambles on forever, and most of the acting looks terribly overstated; but sumptuous staging, attention to historical detail and some thrilling sequences (especially in the final reel) make this probably the most watchable of Griffith's epics today. And The Gish sisters are very touching.


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