Orphans of the Storm

Directed by D. W. Griffith

Year: 1921
Running Time: 150
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
Country: U.S.
Language: English intertitles [audio]
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Orphans of the Storm

Cast
Lillian Gish
Dorothy Gish
Joseph Schildkraut

Crew
Cinematographer G.W. Bitzer
Directed by D. W. Griffith


Re-creating the aristocratic splendor and devestating poverty of 18th-century France, David Wark Griffith weaves an emotionally-charged tale of two delicate souls caught in the tempest of revolution.

Lillian and Dorothy Gish star as the resourceful Henriette and the blind Louise, who leave their countryside home for Paris in the hopes of having Louise's sight restored. Spied by the lecherous Marquis de Praille (Morgan Wallace), Henriette is abducted and the women are tragically separated in a city on the brink of anarchy. With the help of a kind-hearted nobleman (Joseph Schildkraut), Henriette endeavors to find the helpless Louise, but cruel fate repeatedly thwarts her efforts. Griffith exploits their heart-wrenching dilemma with masterful skill, crowning the drama with politcal intrigue, spectacle and his usual degree of social moralizing (staunchly disclaiming any parallels between the French Revolution and recent waves of "bolshevism"), drawing the multi-layered epic to its white-knuckled climax outside the old city gates of Paris, beneath the gleam of the guillotine's scarlet blade.

Orphans of the Storm provided Lillian Gish with her final role for Griffith, bringing to a close the long and fruitful collaboration that began in 1912 with An Unseen Enemy (Lillian's and Dorothy's film debut).

With Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut

Interested in bringing Orphans of the Storm to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Orphans of the Storm may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 4:38pm
RT' @NonStopPop': "Would you like to buy a Blu-ray? It comes with a free monkey!"* On 9/18,' @KinoLorber' will make a dream come true for, oh,…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 4:12pm
RT' @FilmDigMedUCSC': Prof' @StampShelley' will introduce 4 film programs' @BAMcinematek' next month celebrating PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 2:30pm
Final days of our BIGGEST. SALE. EVER. Save 50-70% on our entire collection, every brand on our site! Free shipping…' https://t.co/zwKmg3Hs7X'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 2:28pm
RT' @FilmLinc': #NationalSelfieDay' https://t.co/cUwwVha7ch'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 2:27pm
RT' @FilmsontheGreen': Winner of the Venice Silver Lion and a hit at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Xavier Legrand's domestic thriller CUSTO…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 2:26pm
RT' @BurnettRM': '.@KinoLorber' is releasing the DIRECTOR'S CUT of RICHARD RUSH's COLOR OF NIGHT!!! There is a God:' https://t.co/QGcYYPd9Uz'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 2:26pm
RT' @_HeatherBuckley': Produced the new extras.' @KinoLorber'' @michaelbsacks'' https://t.co/UXhRqeQvWb'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 1:57pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Andrey Zvyagintsev's The Return Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' ' https://t.co/ascAqzAhQ1' COMPARISON:' https://t.co/ekEhwUIQCE' Russian dir…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 11:15am
RT' @Variety': Kino Lorber buys cooking documentary 'Chef Flynn' (EXCLUSIVE)' https://t.co/omAtXiIVC9'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 21 2018 at 11:15am
Thrilled to be releasing Cameron Yates's documentary CHEF FLYNN about celebrated young chef Flynn McGarry (…' https://t.co/JzuDOiYhkQ'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com