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 Apr. 23 2017 at 9:00pm
RT @ToFmovie: #TomofFinland fans #LeatherMen at the @TibecaFilmFest premiere of #TomOfFinlandMovie directed by @domekarukoski 🌈🖤 https://t.…
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 8:53pm
"He was living in a time when everything he did was illegal... One very courageous person liberated a generation of… https://t.co/TyRlmCd9c8
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 8:48pm
A sold-out, @tribecafilmfest premiere for TOM OF FINLAND. Soon in theatres everywhere. #LGBT #TomofFinland… https://t.co/sFJ18I93I6
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 8:38pm
Tom of Finland fans at the @tribecafilmfest #Premiere of TOM OF FINLAND, directed by @domekarukoski. 🌈💦☀️⛓… https://t.co/29XGewIiFj
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 8:16pm
Director Dome Karukoski and the cast & crew of TOM OF FINLAND on the red carpet at the film's North American premie… https://t.co/FgOsj7GEdk
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 7:22pm
RT @Slant_Magazine: Joseph von Sternberg's #Anatahan receives a sparkling Blu-ray from @KinoLorber. https://t.co/7owRls27oy https://t.co/BJ…
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 2:02pm
RT @Tribeca: Join the AVD team and President and CEO of @KinoLorber as they discuss taking film distribution into your own hands. https://t…
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 12:25pm
Tonight @tribecafilmfest: the US #premiere of TOM OF FINLAND, w/ director @domekarukoski & cast in attendance. https://t.co/iGBkEHanA6 #LGBT
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 12:24pm
RT @domekarukoski: An amazing& wonderful review from one of world's biggest gay themed sites! 5 stars. Thank you! https://t.co/vRSjCkYFcX #…
@KinoLorber on Apr. 23 2017 at 12:15pm
"Like M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY being interrupted by Shirley Jackson’s THE LOTTERY" —@BKMagFilm on Bruno Dumont's SLACK BA… https://t.co/ojeu2euMxI
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