Wednesday, December 8, 2021

DW Griffith -- His Sixth Big Production -- December 8, 2021

Motion Picture News, 31-December-1921

"Why Is It Only One Producer Has Ever Made More Than One Big Production?" DW Griffith's last movie with Dorothy and Lillian Gish was Orphans of the Storm, which was adapted from an 1874 French melodrama, The Two Orphans, by Adolphe d'Ennery and Eugène Cormon.

Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer, 03-December-1921

The Park Theater in Bridgeport, Connecticut hosted a preview of The Two Orphans on 04-December-1921. "MR. D. W. GRIFFITH, THE PRODUCER; MISS LILLIAN GISH, MISS DOROTHY GISH AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CAST WILL BE PRESENT IN PERSON." The title change came later.

Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, 12-December-1921

Dream Street was not a hit. Many people have said mean things about the leading lady, Griffith's protégée, Carol Dempster.

Free Trader Journal and Ottowa Fair Dealer, 23-December-1921

Way Down East, released in 1920, was still touring the country, doing land office business.

Conway, Arkansas Log Cabin Democrat, 14-December-1921

Pueblo Chieftan, 12-December-1921

Birth of a Nation was still in release, giving aid and comfort to the second Ku Klux Klan.

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