Biographical look at the pioneering American film director who elevated a novelty to an early art form. Includes rare archival footage of Griffith's days as an actor as well as an analysis of, and scenes from, some of his best-known work, including "Broken Blossoms," "Birth of a Nation," " Way Down East," and "Intolerance." Interviews include Griffith's favorite leading lady Lillian Gish, and actress Blanche Sweet, screenwriter Anita Loos, and others. Part of the "American Masters" series shown on PBS.
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Available on VHS
Running time 153 minutes.
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