Friday, September 9, 2022

DW Griffith -- A Film Every Person in Any City Will Want to See -- September 9, 2022

Bemidji Daily Pioneer, 30-September-1922

Orphans of the Storm was adapted from an 1874 French melodrama, The Two Orphans, by Adolphe d'Ennery and Eugène Cormon. Griffith changed the title so people could not rerelease older versions of the story, such the one with Theda Bara.

Chicasha Daily Express, 20-September-1922

Birmingham Age-Herald, 10-September-1922

Lillian Gish and John Gilbert were both big stars in the early 1920s. Distributors looking to scam some money from customers took a 1915 Mutual four-reeler called Enoch Arden, based on the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and they renamed it The Fatal Marriage. DW Griffith had supervised the movie and Christy Cabanne directed. Notice that Cabanne's name did not appear in the ad.

Brookings Register, 21-September-1922

"A fine new print" of The Birth of the Nation. That movie would not go away. 

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