Orphans of the Storm

TitleOrphans of the Storm
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1921
AuthorsGriffith, D.W.
Running Time150 min
Date Released1921
DistributorUnited Artists
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Director D.W. Griffith created politically influential images of race, gender, and violence in the silent film era that still resonates in American cinema and politics today. This film shows the experiences of two women traveling to Paris who get caught up in French Revolution. Their exploitation and violence suffered was Griffith's warning of the dangers of the Bolshevik Revolution.


Lillian Gish
Dorothy Gish
Josef Schildkraut
Creighton Hale
Monte Blue
Sidney Herbert
Lucille La Verne
Sheldon Lewis
Frank Puglia
Morgan Wallace
Frank Losee
Leslie King
Catherine Emmet


Directed by D.W. Griffith
Produced by D.W. Griffith
Screenplay by D.W. Griffith
Music by Louis F. Gottschalk
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer, Hendrik Sartov, Paul Allen, and Herbert Sutch
Edited by James Smith and Rose Smith



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Silent, with added musical score and English intertitles.

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