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Gish, Lillian 1893-1993

Overview
Works: 537 works in 1,405 publications in 8 languages and 22,259 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Silent films  Juvenile works  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Commentator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Singer, Artist, Costume designer, Contributor, Honoree, Scenarist, Other, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lillian Gish
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
127 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,905 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 )
69 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman
Intolerance by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
82 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 797 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
Orphans of the storm by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 786 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
Broken blossoms by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1919 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the Limehouse district of London, this is the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old living under the violent, abusive hand of her resentful prizefighter father, Battling Burrows. Driven from her home, she finds love and protection in the home of a gentle Chinese man. Together they begin to discover the joys that life has denied both of them until that time. Then Lucy's father finds her, brutally beats her protector, takes her back home, and, in his rage, kills her. The grief stricken Chinese man avenges Lucy's death and then takes his own life
Broken blossoms, or, The yellow man and the girl ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 721 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. Nursing her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between them
Way down East by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
64 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young orphan girl is seduced and has a baby which dies. She is taken on as a servant by a farming family, but when her guilty past is revealed the farmer turns her out of the house into the wintry countryside. The girl almost drowns, but is rescued by the farmer's son who marries her
The whales of August by Lindsay Anderson ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 611 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 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and German and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eager to flee from his drunken father and the confining life with Widow Douglass and Miss Watson, Huck sets off on a raft down the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave, in tow
Portrait of Jennie by William Dieterle ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 493 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
Follow me, boys! ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lem Siddons decides to put down roots after one too many years on the road with a ramshackle jazz band. He marries his sweetheart Vida Downey, and becomes a scoutmaster
Intolerance a drama of comparisons ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in English and held by 438 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
The unforgiven by John Huston ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Legendary director John Huston is "at the top of his form" (Time) with this "powerful, exciting" (The Film Daily) tale of forbidden love set against America's most rugged and ruthless frontier. Starring Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn and Lillian Gish, and featuring a script by Ben Maddow (The Way West), The Unforgiven is a "tough Texas saga filled with pride, prejudice and passion" (Video Movie Guide)! Indian by birth, but secretly adopted by whites, Rachel Zachary (Hepburn) soon becomes the target of lawless racism and brutality when her true identity is revealed. The Indians want her back, the local whites want her dead, and her only hope for survival is a man (Lancaster) who must face the most terrifying fight of his life to save the woman he loves!" -- Case-slip
Intolerance love's struggle throughout the ages by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1916 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprised of four separate, interwoven stories, unified by the common theme of man's inhumanity to man. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story features 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
The Wind ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 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
A wedding by Robert Altman ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 278 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
The great train robbery ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 244 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
Way down East a simple story of plain people ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 240 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
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 233 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 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 224 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
 
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Alternative Names
Carter, Dorothy Elizabeth 1893-1993 Pseudonym
De Guiche, Lillian.
De Guiche, Lillian, 1893-1993
De Guiche, Lillian 1893-1993 Wirklicher Name
Giš, Lilian 1893-1993
Gish, Lilian.
Gish, Lilian, 1893-1993
Gish Lilian 1896-1993
Gish, Lillian
Gish, Lillian Diana.
Gish, Lillian Diana, 1893-1993
Guiche Lilian de 1896-1993
Guiche, Lillian de.
Guiche, Lillian de, 1893-1993
جيش، ليليان، 1893-1993
ليليان غيش، 1893-1993
ギッシュ, リリアン
Languages
English (546)
French (30)
German (19)
Multiple languages (7)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
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