Donald Crisp

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2. Through the Breakers (1909)

11 min | Short, Drama

A society couple, neglect their young daughter in favor of their social life. When the girl becomes seriously ill, the father realizes the errors of his ways and stays home with her, ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: James Kirkwood, Marion Leonard, Adele DeGarde, Kate Bruce

Votes: 13

3. Sunshine Sue (1910)

17 min | Drama, Short

Sue is the sunshine of the old home; ever smiling, singing and lifting the burden from the shoulders of her parents in their declining years. She is beloved by Tom, an honest country lad, ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Marion Sunshine, W. Chrystie Miller, Clara T. Bracy, Edward Dillon

Votes: 6

4. A Plain Song (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama

Edith is a salesgirl in the department store and toils most arduously to eke the lives of her decrepit mother and blind father. Quasi-poverty is their condition, as Edith's meager pittance ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Kate Bruce, W. Chrystie Miller, William J. Butler

5. A Child's Stratagem (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama

Mrs. Walton is one of those jealous-natured women who misconstrues every act of civility on the part of her husband towards any one of the female sex. In truth, she has no grounds for such ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Edwin August, Stephanie Longfellow, Gladys Egan, Claire McDowell

Votes: 11

6. The Golden Supper (1910)

17 min | Short, Romance

Julian loves his cousin and foster sister Camilla, who is wooed and won by Lionel, his friend and rival. He is a witness to their marriage and after the ceremony he departs heartbroken to ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy West, Edwin August, Charles West, Claire McDowell

Votes: 27

7. Winning Back His Love (1910)

17 min | Drama, Short, Romance

Mrs. Wallace is possessed of a disturbing premonition that her husband's love is waning, and truth to say her fears are well grounded, for although she doesn't know of anything conclusively... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Stephanie Longfellow, Vivian Prescott, Edwin August

Votes: 35

8. The Two Paths (1911)

17 min | Drama, Short

Florence and Nellie are dressmakers, sewing to eke an existence. A wealthy woman calls for a gown they have just finished. She is accompanied by an unconscionable profligate, who, tempting ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Adolph Lestina, Grace Henderson

Votes: 16

9. The Italian Barber (1911)

17 min | Short, Comedy

Tony, the barber, on his way to the shop meets little Alice, the newsgirl, who runs a stand on a neighboring corner. He at once becomes smitten and can think of nothing else. Later they are... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Joseph Graybill, Mary Pickford, Marion Sunshine, Mack Sennett

Votes: 17

10. Help Wanted (1911)

Comedy, Short

Jack was in dire distress when he made a desperate appeal to his uncle for money. On account of his reckless habits Jack's allowance from his uncle is cut off. His pleas for restitution ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Joseph Graybill, Dell Henderson, Marion Sunshine, W.C. Robinson

11. Fate's Turning (1911)

17 min | Short, Romance

A young girl working as a waitress at a resort for the wealthy is swept off her feet by a rich young gentleman, and before she knows it, she's pregnant.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Stephanie Longfellow, Grace Henderson, Dorothy Bernard

Votes: 29

12. The Poor Sick Men (1911)

Short, Drama

Mrs. Wilson secures seats for the theater as does also her daughter Pearl, each expecting their respective hubbies to accompany them thereto. The men, however, have other fish to fry, both ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Dell Henderson, Grace Henderson, Marion Sunshine, Kate Bruce

13. A Wreath of Orange Blossoms (1911)

17 min | Romance, Short

The dressmaker's pretty daughter meets the son of her mother's patron while on an errand to deliver a dress. The son is attracted by the girl and later proposes marriage, which she, greatly... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Edwin August, Florence Barker, Grace Henderson, Kate Bruce

Votes: 5

14. Heart Beats of Long Ago (1911)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A feud existed between two Italian houses and it meant disaster to any one of the belligerents to intrude into the opposing house. The Lord of the house gives a feast in honor of the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: George Nichols, Dorothy West, Wilfred Lucas, Francis J. Grandon

Votes: 17

15. What Shall We Do with Our Old? (1911)

17 min | Drama, Short

An elderly carpenter is told by a doctor that his wife is seriously ill. Soon afterwards, an insensitive shop foreman lays him off from his job because of his age. Unable to find work, and ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: W. Chrystie Miller, Claire McDowell, Adolph Lestina, George Nichols

Votes: 224

16. The Lily of the Tenements (1911)

17 min | Short, Drama

Here we find a youthful toiler at a sewing machine eking the lives of her poor old mother and father. She receives a mere pittance for her labor, and this barely gives them plain food ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy West, Clara T. Bracy, W. Chrystie Miller, George Nichols

Votes: 12

17. A Decree of Destiny (1911)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Kenneth Marsden, a young artist in failing health is advised to go south where the balmy air is conducive to a betterment of his condition. Acting upon this advice, he leaves his club ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Joseph Graybill, Mary Pickford, Marion Sunshine, Clara T. Bracy

Votes: 7

18. Conscience (1911)

17 min | Short, Drama

As they have breakfast in their hunting lodge Howard jokingly tells his wife to improve her coffee or he'll shoot her. Later she meets him as he's out hunting and is accidentally shot and ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Edwin August, Stephanie Longfellow, Joseph Graybill, Gladys Egan

Votes: 13

19. In the Days of '49 (1911)

17 min | Short, Western

Bill hits a rich gold strike and sends for his wife, Edith, to join him. While traveling on the stage, Edith meets and flirts with Jack, an old friend of Bill's. Once they arrive at the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: George Nichols, Claire McDowell, Dell Henderson, Dorothy West

Votes: 5

20. The White Rose of the Wilds (1911)

17 min | Drama, Short

An unsuccessful old gold miner is stricken down and dies, leaving three young children to take care of themselves. They are a boy of seventeen, a girl of sixteen and a girl of eleven. The ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Robert Harron, W. Chrystie Miller, Wilfred Lucas

21. The Primal Call (1911)

17 min | Romance, Short

A young woman who is engaged to a millionaire she doesn't love meets and falls in love with a rough sailor.

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

Votes: 22

22. Out from the Shadow (1911)

Short, Drama

Since the death of their only child Mrs. Vane gives herself up to morbid grief, to the neglect of her husband, herself and household duties. She sits continually weeping over the child's ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Edwin August, Jeanie Macpherson, Donald Crisp

23. The Diving Girl (1911)

8 min | Comedy, Short

With her uncle she visits the seashore and goes bathing with a party of her brother's friends. Uncle also takes a dip and is annoyed at the perilous performance of the girl. He orders her ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, William J. Butler, Verner Clarges

24. Swords and Hearts (1911)

Not Rated | 17 min | Drama, Short, War

A poor girl is secretly in love with a wealthy young planter. During the Civil War she helps him escape capture by Union soldiers. After the war, with his fortune gone, she confesses that she loves him.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Dorothy West, William J. Butler

Votes: 173

25. Her Awakening (1911)

18 min | Short, Drama

An attractive young woman is ashamed of her shabbily-dressed mother, and won't introduce her to her suitor. Distraught, the mother wanders into the street and is killed. Too late, the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mabel Normand, Harry Hyde, Kate Bruce, Edwin August

Votes: 8

26. The Making of a Man (1911)

17 min | Short, Drama

A young woman becomes infatuated with the leading man of a traveling theatrical troupe. She sneaks away to join him in the next town, but her father forces her to return home...

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dell Henderson, Blanche Sweet, Edwin August, Kate Bruce

Votes: 32

27. The Adventures of Billy (1911)

18 min | Drama, Short

Billy witnesses two tramps accidentally kill someone during a robbery. The tramps lock him up and decide that he must be killed, too.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Edna Foster, Donald Crisp, Joseph Graybill, Dell Henderson

Votes: 66

28. The Long Road (1911)

17 min | Short, Drama

Edith enters a convent after losing her fiancé to someone else. Years later, Edith finds him again, now poverty-stricken, and secretly helps his family.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Grace Henderson, Charles West, Claire McDowell

Votes: 12

29. The Battle (1911)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Action, Drama

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, Spottiswoode Aitken

Votes: 249

30. 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: 211

31. The Failure (1911)

18 min | Short, Romance

A man loses his business and his fiancée, and drifts into the saloons. There he meets a similarly-downtrodden young woman. She works behind the scenes to help him recover his life, and eventually he realizes how steadfast she is.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Dorothy Bernard, Lily Cahill, Edwin August

Votes: 12

32. The Eternal Mother (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

John and Mary divorce their spouses to marry each other. Mary dies after giving birth and the baby is taken in by John's first wife, Martha. She refuses all contact with John until many ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Edwin August, Blanche Sweet, Mabel Normand, Charles Hill Mailes

Votes: 37

33. The Inner Circle (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

A lonely widower living in the Italian quarter of the city, whose only solace since the death of his wife is his little child, is reluctantly a member of a secret society existent among his... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolph Lestina, Jack Pickford, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Mary Pickford

Votes: 10

34. 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: 1,906

35. Pirate Gold (1913)

17 min | Short, Drama

Elusive as is the pursuit of pirate gold it is found in this picture and brought to the ship by the very mutineers themselves. Here fate intervenes with justice and the miscreant mate after... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Hector V. Sarno

36. Near to Earth (1913)

17 min | Short, Drama

This is the story of Gato, an Italian immigrant, who lives with his wife, Marie, and his younger brother, Giuseppe, on a small truck farm in the west. Gato becomes so intent on his work ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron, Gertrude Bambrick, Mae Marsh

Votes: 5

37. The Sheriff's Baby (1913)

17 min | Western, Short

Three outlaws, pursued by the posse, are crossing the desert when a child's cry halts them. Near a deserted wagon they see a mountain lion about to devour a baby, whose late guardians lie ... See full summary »

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

38. Olaf-An Atom (1913)

17 min | Short, Romance

A story of reciprocated kindness in an unkind world. After the death of his wife, Olaf became a wanderer in search of kindness. In his travels he meets but one kind person, the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony O'Sullivan | Stars: Harry Carey, Kate Bruce, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell

Votes: 5

39. Two Men of the Desert (1913)

17 min | Drama, Short, Western

The young authoress had come to the edge of the desert for her mother's sake. There she met the two young prospectors and a romance began. But the men were about to go across the desert, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5

40. Black and White (II) (1913)

Short, Comedy

Harold calls on Mabel. While he is there her friend Lily calls. Harold seems to be smitten with her and ignores Mabel. When she leaves he escorts her home. The next day, he again calls on ... See full summary »

Director: Phillips Smalley | Star: Lillian Hines

41. The Bracelet (1913)

Short, Drama

Blake, a middle-aged man, has a young girl wife, Agnes. He spends much of his time with a crony, Williams. Agnes is bored and receives the attentions of a younger man, Harry. Blake displays... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Crisp, Anna Laughlin, Harry Spingler, Ralph Lewis

42. By Man's Law (1913)

20 min | Drama, Short

An oil tycoon corners the market, then cuts jobs and causes much suffering. Because she's lost her job, a young girl almost falls into the hands of white slavers.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Charles Hill Mailes, Alfred Paget, Mildred Manning, Donald Crisp

Votes: 5

43. In the Elemental World (1913)

Short, Drama

Lost and without food, man and wife are left victims of fate in the forest wilderness. The first law of the wilds, self-preservation, struggling between them causes a breach. The wife meets... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Donald Crisp, Irene Howley, Robert Harron

44. The Mysterious Shot (1914)

20 min | Short, Western

Buck Gade, the son of the owner of the large Gourd Ranch, had dismounted and was on his knees stopping for a drink of water at a ford of the San Pedro River, when his hat was sent spinning ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Donald Crisp, Dorothy Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Jack Pickford

45. The Battle of the Sexes (1914)

50 min | Drama

Frank Andrews is a successful businessman. He has always found pride and joy in the company of his wife, son and daughter. He suddenly finds himself enthralled by the advances of a gay ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Donald Crisp, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mary Alden

Votes: 49