ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921)
Vintage original 11 x 14″ (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Shildkraut, Frank Losee, Katherine Emmet, Lucille La Verne, Frank Lublia, Creighton Hale, Monte Blue, dir: D. W. Griffith; United Artists. The classic epic version of the d’Ennery/Cormon novel, “The Two Orphans,” (with screenplay by director Griffith), and the perfect vehicle for the great Gish sisters. They are seen here during their characters’ more fortunate earlier period. Griffith wove both history of the French Revolution period and political commentary on the state of the world post World War I into his screenplay. In this film, two sisters travel to Paris to see if the one sister can be cured of her blindness; while there, they are separated, the seeing one abducted, and the other sister becomes lost as the French Revolution rages around them. Stunning hand color and the most desirable card showing the sisters. There is one tiny chip at lower left, and small repairs to the other three blank corners, and some minor creasing, NEAR FINE.
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