D.W. Griffith's Biograph Shorts

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1. Those Awful Hats (1909)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short

Set in an early cinema house, this comic short illustrates the problems with the gals' hats obscuring the movie patron's line of vision.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Linda Arvidson, John R. Cumpson, Flora Finch, George Gebhardt

Votes: 966

Volume 1

2. The Sealed Room (1909)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama, History

A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 668

Volume 1

3. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Crime, Drama

An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 1,982

Volume 1

4. The Unchanging Sea (1910)

Not Rated | 14 min | Drama, Short

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, Mary Pickford

Votes: 549

Volume 1

5. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama, War

A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Dell Henderson, Claire McDowell, Edith Haldeman

Votes: 476

Volume 1

6. The New York Hat (1912)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama

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, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 726

Volume 1

7. An Unseen Enemy (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Crime, Short, Thriller

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, Robert Harron

Votes: 701

Volume 1

8. The Mothering Heart (1913)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Drama

A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Miller, Lillian Gish, Kate Bruce, Viola Barry

Votes: 685

Volume 1

9. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

Not Rated | 12 min | Action, Short

On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

Directors: D.W. Griffith, G.W. Bitzer | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Charles Inslee

Votes: 624

Volume 1 - Bonus Films

10. The Usurer (1910)

Not Rated | 17 min | Drama, Short

A wealthy, callous moneylender finds a terrifying way to learn about money's limitations.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: George Nichols, Grace Henderson, Alfred Paget, Anthony O'Sullivan

Votes: 194

Volume 1 - Bonus Films

11. Enoch Arden: Part I (1911)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama

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, George Nichols

Votes: 266

Volume 1 - Bonus Films

12. Enoch Arden: Part II (1911)

17 min | Short, Drama

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, Robert Harron

Votes: 234

Volume 1 - Bonus Films

13. The Miser's Heart (1911)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Thieves decide to steal the money an old miser has hidden away. He refuses to open the safe for them, so they threaten to kill a girl who lives in his building.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolph Lestina, Ynez Seabury, Wilfred Lucas, Charles Hill Mailes

Votes: 197

Volume 1 - Bonus Films

14. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,850

Volume 2

15. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Robert Harron, Harry Carey

Votes: 302

Volume 2

16. The Sunbeam (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Drama, Short, Romance

Set in a tenement boarding house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks. Believing the bachelor ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Ynez Seabury, Kate Bruce, Claire McDowell, Dell Henderson

Votes: 320

Volume 2

17. The Painted Lady (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce

Votes: 479

Volume 2

18. One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other is poor. Time passes, and in desperation over joblessness, the poor husband ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Dorothy Bernard, Edwin August, Blanche Sweet

Votes: 254

Volume 2

19. Death's Marathon (1913)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Two business partners pursue the same woman. She accepts the marriage proposal of the irresponsible partner, much to her later regret. He squanders money on gambling, as his interest in her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Walter Miller, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 456

Volume 2

20. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Action, Western

The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Leslie Loveridge, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron

Votes: 694

Volume 2

21. The Last Drop of Water (1911)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Western

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, Joseph Graybill, Francis J. Grandon

Votes: 200

Volume 2 - Bonus Films

22. Friends (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Western, Romance

The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey

Votes: 212

Volume 2 - Bonus Films

23. The Lesser Evil (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama

A young woman's peaceful existence is shattered when she is abducted by the crew of a boat of smugglers, who then also turn against their captain.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Edwin August, Mae Marsh, Alfred Paget

Votes: 144

Volume 2 - Bonus Films

24. The Massacre (1912)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Action, War

The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Alfred Paget

Votes: 247

Volume 2 - Bonus Films



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