Ramona is a little orphan of the great Spanish household of Moreno. Alessandro, the Indian, arrives at the Camulos ranch with his sheep-shearers, showing his first meeting with Ramona. ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy
Friends (1912)
Short | Western | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Mabel and her beau go to an auto race and are joined by Charlie and his friend. As Charlie's friend is attempting to enter the raceway through a hole, the friend gets stuck and a policeman ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In this story set at a seaside fishing village and inspired by a Charles Kingsley poem, a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. The husband, although saved from drowning... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan
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
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young boy, opressed by his mother, goes on an outing in the country with a social welfare group where he dares to dream of a land where the cares of his ordinary life fade.

Director: Harold M. Shaw
Stars: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Enoch Arden, a humble fisherman, marries Annie Lee. He signs on as a sailor to make more money to support their growing family. A storm wrecks his ship, but Enoch swims to a deserted island... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Linda Arvidson, Francis J. Grandon
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Annie remains faithful to her husband, Enoch, even though he's been lost at sea for many years. Finally her grown children convince her to marry Philip, her former suitor. Enoch is rescued ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Linda Arvidson, Francis J. Grandon
Wilful Peggy (1910)
Romance | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Peggy is a high-spirited young woman from a poor family. One day she catches the eye of a wealthy lord, who proposes marriage and wants to introduce her into his social circle. But ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mary Pickford, Clara T. Bracy, Henry B. Walthall
Short | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story, while not biographical, is founded on incidents in his life, showing his devotion for his sick wife, Virginia. Desperate from his utter helplessness to ameliorate his dying ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Barry O'Moore, Linda Arvidson, Clara T. Bracy
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four survivors from an abandoned mining town - a married couple, the wife's sister, and a younger woman - are making a desperate trip to safety across the desert. The wife suspects the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Charles West, Claire McDowell, Mary Pickford
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Francis J. Grandon ...
Kate Bruce ...
W. Chrystie Miller ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorothy Bernard
...
Woman in West
Dell Henderson ...
Man at Burial
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Ranch Hand
Frank Opperman ...
Ranch Hand
...
...
Charles West ...
Man in Chapel
Edit

Storyline

Ramona is a little orphan of the great Spanish household of Moreno. Alessandro, the Indian, arrives at the Camulos ranch with his sheep-shearers, showing his first meeting with Ramona. There is at once a feeling of interest noticeable between them which ripens into love. This Senora Moreno, her foster mother, endeavors to crush, with poor success, until she forces a separation by exiling Alessandro from the ranch. He goes back to his native village to find the white men devastating the place and scattering his people. The Senora, meanwhile, has told Ramona that she herself has Indian blood, which induces her to renounce her present world and go to Alessandro. They are married and he finds still a little shelter left from the wreckage. Here they live until the whites again appear and drive them off, claiming the land. From place to place they journey, only to be driven further until finally death comes to Alessandro just as aid comes in the person of Felipe, the Senora's son, who takes... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 1910 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ramona: A Story of the White Man's Injustice to the Indian  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Little, Brown & Co. was paid $100 for the rights to Helen Hunt Jackson's novel. This was done at D.W. Griffith's insistence. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Oh, the Moon Shines Bright
15 October 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Griffith had an affinity for RAMONA, having appeared in two stage versions of the novel and having hectored his bosses into paying a hundred dollars for screen rights -- this two-reeler was advertised as the most expensive picture ever made. It falls into the class of Griffith films in which he expresses sympathy for minorities and suggests that the best thing to do with people is to leave them alone. This statement may come as a bit of a shocker to those whose only knowledge of Griffith is knowing, second hand about the racism of BIRTH OF A NATION, but none to those who are familiar with more of his work: BROKEN BLOSSOMS also falls into this category and, to a great extent, so does BOAN.

Although this film is full of fine visual touches -- some excellent deep-focus shots of the characters with the distant mountains behind them dominate the camera-work --and has good performances by Mary Pickford in the title role and a slightly over-the-top performance by Henry Walthall, there is far too much solitary posing and the two reels are too brief for the story. Still, Pickford and Walthall are excellent in their scenes together, Griffith has some lovely landscape to work with and his stock company is up to their usual level of competence.


22 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?