MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 14,977 this week

The House with Closed Shutters (1910)

 |  Short, Drama  |  8 August 1910 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 260 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 154 titles
created 01 Jul 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1675 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 543 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
 
a list of 140 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The House with Closed Shutters (1910)

The House with Closed Shutters (1910) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The House with Closed Shutters.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Charles Kent, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, William Bechtel
Frankenstein (1910)
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley
Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips
Ramona (1910)
Drama | Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ramona, a young girl growing up on her adoptive mother's rancho in California, falls in love with the Indian lad Alessandro. When Ramona is denied permission to marry Alessandro, the two ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Francis J. Grandon
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station. She soon gets word that the next train will deliver the payroll for a mining ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Blanche Sweet, Francis J. Grandon, Wilfred Lucas
Suspense (1913)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Alone in the house is a mother and her infant... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber
Stars: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas Gerrard
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At a tramcar in Copenhagen the piano teacher Magda Vang meets the young man Knud Svane, who falls in love with her. She is invited to spend the summer with him and his parents at the ... See full summary »

Director: Urban Gad
Stars: Asta Nielsen, Robert Dinesen, Poul Reumert
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A drinking man arrives home, late and sozzled as usual. His wife reminds him that he promised to take their child to a play. The play proves to be a morality tale about the evils of drink; ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Adele DeGarde
Crime | Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Booth
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: David Miles, Marion Leonard, Mary Pickford
Lullaby (1925)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

At a noisy inn, a young servant woman tries to sing a baby to sleep. The innkeeper and his wife berate and abuse the servant. Later that night, in hunger, misery, and desperation, she ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Deutsch
Stars: Riva Deutsch, Michael Visaroff
The Battle (1911)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Union soldiers march off to battle amid cheering crowds. After the battle turns against the Union Army, one soldier runs away, hiding in his girlfriend's house. Ashamed of his cowardice, he... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes
Short | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A wagon train heading west across the great desert runs out of water, and is attacked by Indians. One man -- their last hope -- is sent out to find water.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Robert Harron
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Henry B. Walthall ...
The Confederate soldier
Grace Henderson ...
Dorothy West ...
Joseph Graybill ...
Charles West ...
William J. Butler ...
The colored servant (as W. J. Butler)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin August
Verner Clarges ...
In Lee's Tent
John T. Dillon ...
On Porch / At Farewell / In Lee's Tent (as Jack Dillon)
Gladys Egan ...
On Porch / At Farewell
Frank Evans ...
In Lee's Tent
Francis J. Grandon ...
In Lee's Tent
Alfred Paget ...
On Porch / At Farewell
Mabel Van Buren ...
On Porch / At Farewell
Edit

Storyline

During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. Their mother, not wanting the shameful truth to become known, closes all the shutters (hence the film's title) and keeps her son's presence a secret for many years, though two boyhood chums stumble upon the truth... Written by Peter W. Many, Jr. (PMSusana)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 August 1910 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La casa con las persianas echadas  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'The Birth of a Nation' (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Griffith and the Civil War
25 January 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

House with Closed Shutters, The (1910)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Henry B. Walthall plays a Confederate solder who is sent on a mission by General Lee but he soon turns coward and returns home. Fearing the family name being disgraced, his sister (Dorothy West) takes his place and delivers the message but she is then killed. The mother then closes up the house so that their secret will not get out. This is a rather strange Civil War short from Griffith because the story is pretty wild but there's still a lot of power here. I'd be lying if I said I knew what Griffith was trying to get across here, although there's no doubt that the word coward is looked at very strongly. I'm not sure if he wanted women of the war to get more respect than they did but there's also another side to a family's shame and what they'll do to keep their name clean. The film benefits from some very strong performances with Walthall leading the way. His scenes of turning coward are very powerful as are the moments with West taking over and fighting. Grace Henderson is good as the mother and Charles West appears as well. The cinematography is once again top-notch as is the one battle sequence.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The House with Closed Shutters (1910) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?