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Gish, Lillian 1893-1993

Works: 588 works in 1,913 publications in 7 languages and 25,349 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biography  Short films  Epic films  War films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Commentator, Other, Costume designer, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Singer, Narrator, Artist, wpr, Scenarist, Honoree, Contributor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Lillian Gish
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Most widely held works by Lillian Gish
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

221 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

84 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons by D. W Griffith( Visual )

184 editions published between 1916 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl by D. W Griffith( Visual )

125 editions published between 1918 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. As he nurses her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between them
Way down East by D. W Griffith( Visual )

92 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away. Abandoned and orphaned she finds refuge working on the Bartlett farm--a shamed woman who only wishes to keep her secret. David Bartlett has fallen in love with the gentle servant girl, however, and refuses to let the Puritanical justifications of a stuffy and unfeeling society alter his feelings
Orphans of the storm by D. W Griffith( Visual )

55 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two girls, raised as sisters, arrive in Paris on the eve of the French revolution only to be cruelly and tragically separated
The whales of August by Lindsay Anderson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two elderly sisters who have spent sixty summers on a Maine island together must finally decide whether to give up their family home, independence and life together
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of a boy and a runaway slave on the Mississippi River in pre-Civil War America
The unforgiven by John Huston( Visual )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supposedly peace-loving community is shaken when the daughter of one of its white settlers is accused of being an Indian
Follow me, boys!( Visual )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After one year too many on the road with a ramshackle jazz band, Lem Siddons decides to put down roots. He marries sweetheart Vida Downey and embarks on a lifelong roller coaster ride as scoutmaster to a steady stream of high-spirited youngsters
Portrait of Jennie by William Dieterle( Visual )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist meets a schoolgirl in Central Park who has a mysterious air about her. What follows is an unforgettable love story
The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic( Visual )

5 editions published between 1915 and 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 100 years after its initial release, this film remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one Northern and one Southern, during and after the Civil War. D.W. Griffith's masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African-Americans
The Wind by Victor Sjöström( Visual )

31 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letty, a girl from Virginia, is forced to make her home with her cousin Beverly on a desert farm where the wind blows constantly. On her arrival she meets Roddy, an attractive stranger and two cowboys, Lige and Sourdough. Letty later marries Lige. While Lige is away on a roundup, Roddy arrives and takes advantage of Letty's helplessness and she shoots him. She buries his body in the sand, but the strong wind tugs at the grave and uncovers it, driving her mad. Lige returns and Letty tells him what has happened. They look for the body, but the strong wind has covered it once again. They decide to face the wind together
D.W. Griffith : years of discovery, 1909-1913( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty two of the best early films directed by D.W. Griffith which helped shape cinematic narrative for two generations
The great train robbery( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special edition contains two versions of this historically significant western the original silent archival version and a digitally enhanced version with new music, effects track and color sequences
A wedding by Robert Altman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on the great American institution of marriage as two families overflowing with lunatics and lechers try to get along for the wedding day but succeed only in exposing each other's secrets and sins
Intolerance : a sun-play of the ages : A drama of comparisons( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four separate stories are interwoven: the fall of Babylon, the death of Christ, the massacre of the Huguenots and a contemporary drama, all crosscut and building with enormous energy to a thrilling chase and finale
The comedians( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sardonic white hotel owner watches Haiti sink into barbarism with growing fatalism. Complications include a friendship with a rebel leader, politically "charged" hotel guests, an affair with the wife of a European ambassador, and the manipulations of a conniving British arms dealer
The battle at Elderbush Gulch( Visual )

14 editions published between 1913 and 1986 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of a selection of short motion pictures that traces D.W. Griffith's rapid, unparalleled development as a filmmaker during his five year stint at the Biograph Company, a development that contributed substantially to the emergence of film as a powerful form of cultural expression
Intolerance : love's struggle through the ages( Visual )

5 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses four separate historical events from the fall of Babylon to the twentieth century to show that intolerance pervades the minds of all people. Griffith's first film after his Birth of a nation, made in response to charges of racial prejudice
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Orphans of the storm
Alternative Names
Carter, Dorothy Elizabeth 1893-1993

De Guiche, Lillian.

De Guiche, Lillian 1893-1993

Giš, Lilian 1893-1993

Gish, Lilian.

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Gish Lilian 1896-1993

Gish, Lillian

Gish, Lillian Diana.

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Liliana Giša

Lillian Gish

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Lillian Gishová

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Lilliana Gish

Λίλιαν Γκις

Лилиан Гиш

Лилијан Гиш

Лиллиан Гиш

Ліліан Гіш

Ліліян Гіш

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ליליאן גיש

جيش، ليليان، 1893-1993

ليليان غيش

ليليان غيش، 1893-1993

لیلین گیش

ലില്ലിയൻ ഗിഷ്

릴리안 기시 배우 출생일 = 1893년 10월 14일

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Orphans of the stormThe unforgivenPortrait of JennieLillian Gish : a life on stage and screenWomen of our time : an album of twentieth-century photographsThe Biograph girl : a musical