D. W. Griffith Collection Volume 2 (1916-1929) Drama, History, Romance, Comedy, Silent, Horror, Mystery, Adventure, Thriller (6 x DVD)
Directed by: D. W. Griffith.
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh.
The Eternal Motherhood looks at four different periods in the history of Earth in which its people were ravaged by intolerance.
The Little Princess (1917)
Starring: Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith.
Sara Crewe (Pickford) is treated as a little princess at the Minchin boarding school for children until it is learned that her father has lost his entire fortune, and she is made a slavey (a household servant). She and Becky (Pitts), another slavey, become close friends who share their joys and sorrows. Christmastime draws near and the girls watch the preparations wistfully. Their loneliness arouses the sympathy of a servant of the rich Mr. Carrisford. On the night before Christmas he prepares a spread for the slaveys in their attic. He calls his master Mr. Carrisford (von Seyffertitz) to watch their joy, but both are witness to the slaveys being abused and whipped by Miss Minchin (Griffith). Carrisford interferes and learns that Sara is the daughter of his best friend. He adopts Sara and Becky and in their new home they have a real Christmas. The film opens with Sarah's father moving back to London after serving in the British Army in India. She is opposed to leaving the luxurious life of an officer's child with a large house and many servants, and is initially shy when enrolled in Miss Minchin's School. Her reputation as "the little princess" precedes her and the other girls are fascinated with her tales of life in India. The girls sneak into Sarah's room at night to listen to her stories. One night, she tells "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" which becomes a story within a story with elaborate exotic sets and costumes.
True Heart Susie (1919)
Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Wilbur Higby.
In a country town, Susie (Lillian Gish), innocent and big-hearted, quietly gives money to William Jenkins (Robert Harron), a man she secretly yearns for, so he can attend college. After he graduates, he returns and becomes the town's minister. However, he never realizes how Susie feels about him and ignores her in favor of Bettina Hopkins (Clarine Seymour), a wild and unfaithful girl who steals his heart. Susie must then find a way to show William that she has loved him all along.
One Exciting Night (1922)
Starring: Carol Dempster, Henry Hull, Porter Strong.
A young orphan finds herself courted by a manipulative, unpleasant older man. However, she's in love with a young stranger who may be involved with bootleggers.
The White Rose (1923)
Starring: Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, Ivor Novello.
Joseph, a wealthy Southern aristocrat, finishes seminary school and travels to New Orleans to see the world before he is assigned to a parish. He meets young and poor Bessie, and before long, she discovers she is pregnant.
Lady of the Pavements (1929)
Starring: Lupe Velez, William Boyd, Jetta Goudal.
Karl, a German diplomat in Paris, discovers that his fiancee, Diane, has been cheating on him. He tells her that he would rather marry a “girl of the streets” than her. Outraged, Diane decides to grant hi his wish, and enlists the services of a Spanish singer/dancer from a disreputable nightclub to pose as a sophisticated, convent-educated singer, and surreptitiously arranges for her to meet Karl.
Contained in: Transparent Plastic Wallets.
Format: Either PAL or NTSC (depending on world location), Region 0 (Multi-Region/Worldwide).