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The Great Love
(1918) American
B&W : Seven reels / 7048 feet
Directed by D.W. Griffith

Cast: Lillian Gish [Alice Susanna ‘Susie’ Broadplains], Robert Harron [James Young], Henry B. Walthall [?] [Sir Roger Brighton or Giovanni Alighieri]?, Gloria Hope [?] [Jessie Lovewell or Jessie Holloway]?, Maxfield Stanley [John Broadplains], George Fawcett [Reverend Josephus Broadplains], Rosemary Theby [?] [Madamouselle Corintee or Madamouselle Gabrielle?, a dancer], George Siegmann [Mr. Seymour], Queen Alexandra of England [herself], Lady Diana Manners [herself], Elizabeth Asquith [herself], the Princess of Monaco [herself], Mrs. Buller (Lily Elsie) [herself], the Duchess of Beaufort [herself], the Countess of Drogheda [herself], the Countess of Massarene [herself], Lady John Lavery [herself], the honorable Mrs. Montague [herself], Violet Keppel [herself], Bettina Stuart-Wortley [herself], Sir Frederick Treves [himself], the Baroness Rothchild [herself], Sir Henry Stanley [himself], D.W. Griffith [crowd extra in front of a Paris café]

D.W. Griffith production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [Artcraft Pictures]. / Produced by D.W. Griffith. Scenario by Captain Victor Marier (D.W. Griffith and Stanner E.V. Taylor), from a screen story by Captain Victor Marier (D.W. Griffith and Stanner E.V. Taylor). Set design by Charlie Baker. Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer and George Schneiderman. Camera operator, Karl Brown. Edited by James Smith. Music score arranged by Louis F. Gottschalk and Carli D. Elinor. Presented by D.W. Griffith. / © 3 August 1918 by David W. Griffith [LP12720]. Premiered 11 August 1918 at the Mark Strand Theatre in New York, New York. Released 12 August 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Some location photography was taken in England.

Drama: World War I.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: War: World War I (28 July 1914-11 November 1918)

Listing updated: 21 May 2012.

References: Bardèche-History p. 104; Barry-Griffith p. 55; Slide-Aspects p. 103; Weaver-Twenty p. 146 : Website-AFI.

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