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Lillian Gish


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.
La BohemeLa Boheme (1926)
Dir. King Vidor
Feat. Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renee Adoree
Silent film adaptation of the 1896 opera by Giacomo Puccini, with Lillian Gish starring alongside John Gilbert as doomed lovers Mimi and Rodolphe, a…
Duel in the SunDuel in the Sun (1946)
Dir. King Vidor
Feat. Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten
Brothers Gregory Peck and James Cotton feud over the family ranch and legacy. Lauded by the likes of Martin Scorsese for its visual splendour, this…
Portrait of JenniePortrait of Jennie (1948)
Dir. William Dieterle
Feat. Joseph Cotton, Jennifer Jones, Ethel Barrymore
An exquisite flight of fantasy, in which starving–artist Joseph Cotton is visited upon by an otherworldly Jennifer Jones. Dazzling photography…
Night of the Hunter, TheNight of the Hunter, The (1955) Recommended
Dir. Charles Laughton
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish
A disturbing yet poetic masterpiece in which Robert Mitchum is mighty mean as a psychopathic preacher pursuing two runaways across the American…

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