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Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 1922 (Poland)
Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Henriette Girard
... Louise Girard
... Chevalier de Vaudrey
... Count de Linieres
Katherine Emmet ... Countess de Linieres
... Marquis de Praille
... Mother Frochard
... Jacques Frochard
... Pierre Frochard
... Picard
... Danton
Sidney Herbert ... Robespierre
Lee Kohlmar ... King Louis XVI
Marcia Harris ... Henriette's Landlady
Adolph Lestina ... Doctor
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Henriette and Louise, a foundling, are raised together as sisters. When Louise goes blind, Henriette swears to take care of her forever. They go to Paris to see if Louise's blindness can be cured, but are separated when an aristocrat lusts after Henriette and abducts her. Only Chevalier de Vaudrey is kind to her, and they fall in love. The French Revolution replaces the corrupt Aristocracy with the equally corrupt Robespierre. De Vaudrey, who has always been good to peasants, is condemned to death for being an aristocrat, and Henriette for harboring him. Will revolutionary hero Danton, the only voice for mercy in the new regime, be able to save them from the guillotine? Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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1922 (Poland)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$794,650, 31 December 1922
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Included among "The 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Early in the Paris scenes there are two bare-chested revolutionaries. One has visible tan lines showing that he had worn a 20s lifeguard-style two-strap bathing suit. See more »

Quotes

Robespierre: Women will be your downfall, Danton.
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Version of Iki yetime (1961) See more »

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Lillian and Dorothy Gish. Beauty and Chemistry at its finest
20 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

A true classic. This silent era movie (1921) is not only a film historians dream, but is enjoyable for all generations of film fans. D.W Griffith was known for his bold faced way at voicing his opinions through films. I have never seen such a great show of emotions than with the Gish Sisters. I don't think anyone has ever been able to match Lillian's facial expressions and the way she uses the absence of sound to her advantage. A tremendous story unfolds before the viewer that leads to a riveting conclusion that will etch this film into your mind and heart forever. Also appearing in this film is the great actor Monte Blue, who was a great leading man in many films. .


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