Lillian Gish was an American actress, writer, and director. Known as the ‘First Lady of American Cinema,’ Lillian stayed active in film business for more than 75 years. She made her stage debut in 1902. She made her film debut in 1912, in a short film ‘An Unseen Enemy.’ Her first talkie film role came in ‘One Romantic Night’ (1930). She worked in several critically-acclaimed films, including ‘The Birth of a Nation’ (1915), ‘Orphans of the Storm’ (1921), ‘The Wind’ (1928), ‘Night of the Hunter’ (1955), and ‘Sweet Liberty’ (1986). She won an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Duel in the Sun’ (1946). Some of her popular TV performances came in shows, such as ‘The Campbell Playhouse’ (1954), ‘Orders to Kill’ (1958), and ‘Mr. Novak’ (1963). In 1971, she won an ‘Honorary Academy Award.’
Reverend Harry Powell is a misogynistic serial killer. When he is arrested for a stolen car, he ends up serving time with murderer Ben Harper who has hidden US $10k in his daughter’s doll. When Powell is released after Harper’s execution he reaches the Harpers home with murderous intentions and to recover the money.
Regarded as one of the most influential silent films, this film tells us four different stories, that demonstrates humanity’s persistent intolerance throughout the ages.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is an adventure romantic drama film which tells the story of Ben-Hur, a wealthy young Jewish prince, who is a friend fo the powerful Roman tribune, Messala. Ben-Hur’s life gets ugly when an accident and a false accusation leads him to getting arrested falsely. Instead of helping him, Messala, who has now become arrogant and corrupt, makes sure that Be-Hur is jailed and separated from the rest of his family.
Lennox is a rich and good-looking womanizer, who tricks a poor country girl named Anna into a fake marriage. When Anna gets pregnant, Lennox leaves her, and she is forced to deal with the baby on her own. The baby eventually dies, after which she manages to get a job with a rich man named Squire Bartlett. Soon, Bartlett’s son, David, falls for her. But due to her tragic past, Anna rejects his advances.
When Louise goes blind, her sister Henriette promises to take care of her forever. The two sisters make their way to Paris, hoping that Louise’s blindness can be cured. Soon, their lives turn upside down when Henriette is abducted, during the middle of the French Revolution.
During depression era, struggling artist Eben Adams meets a young girl, Jennie Appleton, in Central Park. His sketch of Jennie fetches appreciation from art-dealer Miss Spinney, inspiring him to work further. He frequently comes across Jennie who appears to be growing quickly into a beautiful woman he falls in love with. Will he finally learn the truth beyond the mysteries surrounding Jennie?
In the Scottish highlands, Annie Laurie, a governor’s daughter, gets caught between two warring clans of MacDonald and Campbell. Initially, Annie prefers more polished Donald Campbell, but after meeting Ian MacDonald, she gets drawn by his personality and falls for him. Annie is hesitant to follow Ian, which upsets him. But in a clan conflict, Annie supports Ian by lighting the beacon to help MacDonalds.
This romantic drama film tells us the story of a young Asian Buddhist missionary who is trying to spread Buddha’s message of peace in the Western World. He is quite shocked when he finds a young girl who is regularly abused physically by her own father, who is a boxer. Things get interesting when he starts to fall for her from afar.
In 1910 Baltimore, a young nurse falls in love with a medical student serving internship, who resides in a boarding house run by Miss Susie Slagle. However, tragedy ensues when the young man gets infected with a deadly disease.
Gene Summers is an American Air Force pilot who is selected for a secret government mission. He is assigned to kill a lawyer who is working with the French Resistance. However, after learning more about his target, Gene finds himself in a moral dilemma.
Angela, the daughter of Prince Chiaromonte, is set to marry Ernesto Traversi, a banker, but things take a turn when she meets the dashing Lt. Giovanni Severi, and they fall for one another. She informs her father that she is not going to marry Ernesto and will marry Giovanni instead. However, due her father’s untimely death, and a war outbreak, her marriage is put on hold. When it seems that Giovanni has been killed in battle, Angela decides to devote her life to God, and never get married.
After her father is executed for shooting his wife and her lover, a half Native-American girl named Pearl, is sent to live with distant relatives in Texas. Although she is welcomed, she is met with hostility from the ranch-owner. She soon attracts the attention of Lewt, son of the ranch owner, who is lustful and unruly, but despite this, Pearl finds herself drawn physically to him as well.
When a man pulls a gun on LAPD Sergeant Tom Valens during a stakeout, Valens fatally shoots him. This leads to trouble as the man he shot is Dr. Rustin, a respected physician with impeccable reputation, and also, no gun is found in the Coroner’s inquest. Suspended and charged with manslaughter, Valens has to find the missing gun to prove the truth.
Young American, Douglas Gordon Hamilton, living with his family in France falls in love with his neighbor’s daughter, Marie Stephenson. But soon World War I breaks out and their village is bombed. Badly wounded, Douglas is rescued by Marie but German Von Strohm lusts after her. The boy and the girl plan a daring escape.
This short silent film depicts the story two resourceful sisters. After selling a portion of their late father’s estate, their elder brother leaves the cash in the family safe and goes away. Meanwhile, the housekeeper enlists a criminal to break the safe, locking the girls in the sitting room. Although trembling with fear, the girls refuse to sit idle.
A mild-mannered widower who lives in a small Norwegian village is enraged at the atrocities of the Nazis against his fellow peaceful villagers. He escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the Nazis.
In order to pursue his ambitions, John Logan Jr. moves to New York City. However, he has to leave a lot behind in his quest for fame and money. Although after working hard, he manages to become rich, it takes him a long time. Eventually, when he returns home, his father doesn’t recognize him.
Two families, the Stonemans and the Camerons, are close friends, but when the Civil War breaks out, they find themselves on opposite sides of the war.
Tito is a good-for-nothing young man who is pretending to be a scholar. He wins the admiration of a blind man, who was looking for someone to finish his scholarly work. He also asks him to marry Romola, his daughter. Although Romola doesn’t really love him, because she loves an artist named Carlo, she gets married with him anyway, due to her father’s wishes. Over some time, he manages to rise to power in the new government.
This Western romantic drama film takes us to post-Civil War Texas, and it revolves around the Zachary and the Rawlins families, who are quite close. Charlie, son of the Rawlins family, is interesting in courting Rachel, the adopted daughter of the Zacharys. However, the relationship between the families gets strained when it is suspected that Rachel was stolen as a child from the Kiowa tribe.
Years after witnessing a murder Nellie Jarvis returns to the same place as an orphan. She is taken in by the kindly Hiltons. To help them, she decides to go work for the Cains where she recognizes Mr.Cain as the murderer. When the Hiltons have a stroke of fortune, they rush to save her from the depraved Cains.
Young Mollie Harding’s dying mother writes a letter requesting Preacher Bolton to use the money she has left to buy a ‘little finery’ for her daughter who is denied such things by her miser father. Pastor buys Mollie a fancy New York hat that she yearned for, which results in gossip and malicious rumors. Will the things be set right for Mollie?
A tender-hearted girl gets swayed by her gloomy admirer and marries him. She works and sacrifices for him but once successful, he leaves her for a rich woman. The pregnant wife returns to her mother’s home where her child is born. When the rich female abandons him, the husband is repentant. But will his remorse bring back something precious that is lost?
While on their way to visit their uncle in the Wild West, Sally and her sister have brought two puppies. Also traveling with them are Melissa, her husband, her newborn baby, and others. When a tribe of Native-Americans attacks them, the settlers try to fight them off.
As a young burglar is about to enter their house, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling dead. Then he calls the police, and eventually the burglar is charged with the murder. Now the burglar thinks of a way to prove his innocence.
This short drama film revolves around a patient in a mental asylum who gets calmed after he hears the piano playing. However, shortly afterwards, he attempts to break free, and is successful. He manages to elude all his pursuers, and comes to a house where a young wife is home alone.
This is a short drama film about two sisters being raised under a strict father, who forbids them to use makeup. While the elder one adheres to all his rules, the younger one happily ignores them. Without makeup, the older one is almost ostracized, feeling lonely until one young man starts paying special attention to her. But who is he?
Home, Sweet Home is a drama film which tells the story of John Howard, who leaves home to pursue a career in theater. Although his mother and his girlfriend gives him encouragement, Payne begins to lead a dissolute life, leading him to ruin and depression. In deep despair he pens a song named ‘Home! Sweet Home!’!
Hambone and Hillie is a comedy drama film which revolves around a dog who treks a long journey from New York City to Los Angeles to find and reunite with his owner Hillie.