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This edition: Orphans of the Storm

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Episode Details

(1921/U.S., 150 min., b&w, drama, silent with music score) Dir.: D.W. Griffith. Cast: Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Lillian Gish, Morgan Wallace. Henriette (Lillian Gish) and her blind sister Louise (Dorothy Gish) enter Paris on the eve of the French Revolution in hopes of having Louise's sight restored. Henriette is abducted by a lecherous Marquis (Wallace) and the women are tragically separated in a city ofn the brink of anarchy. Discussion guest: Richard Koszarski, Rutgers University.