D. W. Griffith

Director, Actor, Producer
Both a filmmaking pioneer and a social provocateur, director D. W. Griffith almost singlehandedly developed the techniques by which films would be made while simultaneously showing how they could be both a significant ... Read more »
Born: 01/22/1875 in Oldham County, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Director (373)

The Course of True Love 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Death's Marathon 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

The Girl And Her Trust 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

The Transformation Of Mike 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Lady of the Pavements 1929 (Movie)

(Director)

Way Down East 1921 (Movie)

(Director)

Broken Blossoms 1919 (Movie)

(Director)

Intolerance 1916 (Movie)

(Director)

Birth of a Nation 1915 (Movie)

(Director)

Judith of Bethulia 1912 (Movie)

(Director)

The Battle at Elderbush Gulch 1912 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mothering Heart 1912 (Movie)

(Director)

A Tale of the Wilderness 1911 (Movie)

(Director)

One Is Business, the Other Crime 1911 (Movie)

(Director)

The Eternal Mother 1911 (Movie)

(Director)

The Informer 1911 (Movie)

(Director)

The Musketeers of Pig Alley 1911 (Movie)

(Director)

The Old Actor 1911 (Movie)

(Director)

A Country Cupid 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

A Decree of Destiny 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

A Knight of the Road 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

A Romany Tragedy 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

A Smile of a Child 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

A Sorrowful Example 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

A Terrible Discovery 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

A Woman Scorned 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

As in a Looking Glass 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Bobby the Coward 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Conscience 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Dan, the Daddy 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Enoch Arden 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Fate's Turning 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Fighting Blood 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Fisher Folks 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

For His Son 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Heartbeats of Long Ago 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Her Awakening 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Her Sacrifice 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

His Daughter 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

His Mother's Scarf 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

His Trust 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

His Trust Fulfilled 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

How She Triumphed 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Days of '49 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Italian Blood 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Love in the Hills 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Madame Hex 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Out from the Shadow 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Paradise Lost 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Saved From Himself 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Sunshine Through the Dark 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Swords and Hearts 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Adventures of Billy 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Battle 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Blind Princess and the Poet 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Broken Cross 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Chief's Daughter 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Diamond Star 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Failure 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Heart of a Savage 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Indian Brothers 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Italian Barber 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Drop of Water 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lily of the Tenements 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lonedale Operator 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Long Road 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Making of a Man 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Miser's Heart 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The New Dress 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Old Bookkeeper 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Old Confectioner's Mistake 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Poor Sick Men 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Primal Call 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Revenue Man and the Girl 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rose of Kentucky 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ruling Passion 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spanish Gypsy 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Squaw's Love 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Thief and the Girl 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Trail of Books 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Two Paths 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Two Sides 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Unveiling 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The Voice of the Child 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

The White Rose of the Wilde 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Three Sisters 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Through Darkened Vales 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

Was He a Coward? 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

What Shall We Do With Our Old? 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

When a Man Loves 1910 (Movie)

(Director)

A Child of the Ghetto 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Child's Faith 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Child's Impulse 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Child's Stratagem 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Flash of Light 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Gold Necklace 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Knot in the Plot 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Midnight Cupid 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Mohawk's Way 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Plain Song 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Rich Revenge 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Romance of the Western Hills 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Summer Idyll 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Summer Tragedy 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

A Victim of Jealousy 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

An Arcadian Maid 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

As It Is in Life 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

As the Bells Rang Out 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Choosing a Husband 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Examination Day at School 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Faithful 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Gold Is Not All 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Her Father's Pride 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Her Terrible Ordeal 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

His Last Burglary 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

His Last Dollar 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

His Sister-in-Law 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

In Life's Cycle 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

In Old California 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Border States 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Season of the Buds 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Little Angels of Luck 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Love Among the Roses 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

May and December 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Mugsy Becomes a Hero 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Mugsy's First Sweetheart 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Never Again 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Not So Bad As He Seemed 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

On the Reef 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

One Night and Then 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Over Silent Paths 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Ramona 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Rose O' Salem Town 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Serious Sixteen 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Simple Charity 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Sunshine Sue 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Taming a Husband 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Banker's Daughters 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Broken Doll 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Call 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Call to Arms 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Chink at Golden Gulch 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cloister's Touch 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Converts 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dancing Girl of Butte 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Duke's Plan 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Englishman and the Girl 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Face at the Window 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Final Settlement 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fugitive 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Gold Seekers 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Golden Supper 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Honor of His Family 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The House With Closed Shutters 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Iconoclast 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Impalement 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Deal 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lesson 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Man 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Marked Time-Table 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Message of the Violin 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Newlyweds 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Oath and the Man 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Purgation 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Smoker 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Song of the Wildwood Flute 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sorrows of the Unfaithful 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Thread of Destiny 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Twisted Trail 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Two Brothers 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Unchanging Sea 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Usurer 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Way of the World 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

The Woman From Mellon's 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Thou Shalt Not 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Little Waifs: A Modern Fairy Tale 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Unexpected Help 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Waiter No. 5 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

What the Daisy Said 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

When We Were in Our Teens 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

White Roses 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Wilful Peggy 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

Winning Back His Love 1909 (Movie)

(Director)

1776 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Baby's Shoe 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Burglar's Mistake 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Change of Heart 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Convict's Sacrifice 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Corner in Wheat 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Fair Exchange 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Fool's Revenge 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Midnight Adventure 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A New Trick 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Rural Elopement 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Sound Sleeper 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Strange Meeting 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Trap for Santa Claus 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Troublesome Satchel 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Wreath in Time 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

At the Altar 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Comata, the Sioux 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Confidence 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Drive For a Life 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Drunkard's Reformation 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Edgar Allen Poe 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Eloping With Aunty 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Eradicating Aunty 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Fools of Fate 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Getting Even 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Her First Biscuits 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

His Duty 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

His Lost Love 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

His Ward's Love 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

His Wife's Mother 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

His Wife's Visitor 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

I Did It, Mama 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

In Little Italy 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

In Old Kentucky 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

In a Hempen Bag 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Watches of the Night 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Window Recess 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Jealousy and the Man 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Jones and His New Neighbors 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Jones and the Lady Book Agent 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Jones' Burglar 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Lady Helen's Escapade 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Leather Stocking 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Lines of White on a Sullen Sea 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Love Finds a Way 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Lucky Jim 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Mexican Sweethearts 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Mr. Jones Has a Card Party 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Mrs. Jones' Lover 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Nursing a Viper 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Oh, Uncle! 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

One Busy Hour 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

One Touch of Nature 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Pippa Passes 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Pranks 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Resurrection 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Roue's Heart 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Schneider's Anti-Noise Crusade 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Sealed Room 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Sweet Revenge 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Sweet and Twenty 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Tender Hearts 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Adventures of Dollie 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Awakening 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Better Way 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Black Viper 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Brahma Diamond 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Broken Locket 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cardinal's Conspiracy 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Children's Friend 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cord of Life 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Country Doctor 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cricket on the Hearth 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Criminal Hypnotist 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Curtain Pole 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Death Disk 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Deception 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Eavesdropper 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Expiation 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Faded Lilies 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fascinating Mrs. Francis 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The French Duel 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Friend of the Family 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Gibson Goddess 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Girls and Daddy 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Golden Louis 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hindoo Dagger 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Honor of Thieves 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Indian Runner's Romance 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Jilt 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Light That Came 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Little Darling 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Little Teacher 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lonely Villa 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lure of the Gown 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Maniac Cook 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Medicine Bottle 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mended Lute 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Message 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mills of the Gods 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mountaineer's Honor 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Necklace 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Note in the Shoe 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Open Gate 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Peachbasket Hat 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Politician's Love Story 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Prussian Spy 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Redman's View 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Renunciation 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Restoration 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Road to the Heart 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rocky Road 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rude Hostess 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sacrifice 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Salvation Army Lass 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Seventh Day 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Slave 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Son's Return 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Suicide Club 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Tavern Keeper's Daughter 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Test 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Trick That Failed 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Violin Maker of Cremona 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Voice of the Violin 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Way of Man 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Welcome Burglar 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Winning Coat 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wooden Leg 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

They Would Elope 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Those Awful Hats 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Those Boys! 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Through the Breakers 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

To Save Her Soul 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Tragic Love 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Trying to Get Arrested 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Twin Brothers 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Memories 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Women and a Man 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Wanted: A Child 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

Was Justice Served? 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

What Drink Did 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

What's Your Hurry? 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

With Her Card 1908 (Movie)

(Director)

A Calamitous Elopement 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

A Smoked Husband 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

A Woman's Way 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

After Many Years 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Balked at the Alter 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Betrayed By a Hand Print 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Concealing a Burglar 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Father Gets in the Game 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

For Love of Gold 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

For a Wife's Honor 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Heart of O Yama 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Money Mad 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Mr. Jones at the Ball 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Mrs. Jones Entertains 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Romance of a Jewess 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Taming of the Shrew 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Awful Moment 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bandit's Waterloo 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Barbarian Ingomar 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Christmas Burglars 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Clubman and the Tramp 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Devil 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fatal Hour 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Feud and the Turkey 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Girl and the Outlaw 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Greaser's Gauntlet 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Guerrilla 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Helping Hand 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ingrate 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Man and the Woman 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Pirate's Gold 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Planter's Wife 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Reckoning 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Red Girl 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Redman and the Child 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Song of the Shirt 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Stolen Jewels 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Test of Friendship 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Valet's Wife 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Vaquero's Vow 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

The Zulu's Heart 1907 (Movie)

(Director)

Where the Breakers Roar 1907 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (173)

Rebirth of a Nation 2009 (Movie)

(from screenplay: "The Birth of a Nation") (Source Material)

Way Down East 1921 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Broken Blossoms 1919 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Intolerance 1916 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Birth of a Nation 1915 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Eternal Mother 1911 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Italian Barber 1910 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Choosing a Husband 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Her Terrible Ordeal 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Never Again 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

On the Reef 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

One Night and Then 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ramona 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Call 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dancing Girl of Butte 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Duke's Plan 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Englishman and the Girl 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Deal 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Message of the Violin 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Newlyweds 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Thread of Destiny 1909 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Unchanging Sea 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Usurer 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Woman From Mellon's 1909 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

1776 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Baby's Shoe 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Burglar's Mistake 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Convict's Sacrifice 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Corner in Wheat 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Fool's Revenge 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Midnight Adventure 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A New Trick 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Rural Elopement 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Sound Sleeper 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Strange Meeting 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Trap for Santa Claus 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Wreath in Time 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

At the Altar 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Confidence 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Drive For a Life 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Drunkard's Reformation 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Edgar Allen Poe 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eloping With Aunty 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eradicating Aunty 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Getting Even 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Her First Biscuits 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

His Lost Love 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

His Ward's Love 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

His Wife's Mother 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

His Wife's Visitor 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Did It, Mama 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In a Hempen Bag 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In the Watches of the Night 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jealousy and the Man 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jones and His New Neighbors 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jones and the Lady Book Agent 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jones' Burglar 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lines of White on a Sullen Sea 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Finds a Way 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mexican Sweethearts 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mr. Jones Has a Card Party 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mrs. Jones' Lover 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nursing a Viper 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Oh, Uncle! 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

One Busy Hour 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pippa Passes 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Roue's Heart 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Schneider's Anti-Noise Crusade 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sweet Revenge 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tender Hearts 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Brahma Diamond 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Broken Locket 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cord of Life 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Country Doctor 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Criminal Hypnotist 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Curtain Pole 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Eavesdropper 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Expiation 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Faded Lilies 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fascinating Mrs. Francis 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The French Duel 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Friend of the Family 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Gibson Goddess 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girls and Daddy 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Golden Louis 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hindoo Dagger 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Honor of Thieves 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Jilt 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Light That Came 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Little Darling 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lure of the Gown 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Maniac Cook 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Medicine Bottle 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mills of the Gods 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mountaineer's Honor 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Note in the Shoe 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Open Gate 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Peachbasket Hat 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Politician's Love Story 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Prussian Spy 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Renunciation 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Restoration 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Road to the Heart 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Rude Hostess 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sacrifice 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Salvation Army Lass 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Seventh Day 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Slave 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Son's Return 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Test 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Voice of the Violin 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Way of Man 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Welcome Burglar 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Winning Coat 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wooden Leg 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Those Awful Hats 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Those Boys! 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

To Save Her Soul 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tragic Love 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trying to Get Arrested 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Two Memories 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Two Women and a Man 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wanted: A Child 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Was Justice Served? 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What Drink Did 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What's Your Hurry? 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

With Her Card 1908 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Calamitous Elopement 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Smoked Husband 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Woman's Way 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Balked at the Alter 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Betrayed By a Hand Print 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Concealing a Burglar 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Father Gets in the Game 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

For Love of Gold 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

For a Wife's Honor 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Heart of O Yama 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Money Mad 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mr. Jones at the Ball 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mrs. Jones Entertains 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Romance of a Jewess 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Taming of the Shrew 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Awful Moment 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bandit's Waterloo 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Barbarian Ingomar 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Call of the Wild 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Christmas Burglars 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Clubman and the Tramp 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Devil 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fatal Hour 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Feud and the Turkey 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girl and the Outlaw 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Greaser's Gauntlet 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Guerrilla 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Helping Hand 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Ingrate 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man and the Woman 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Pirate's Gold 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Planter's Wife 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Reckoning 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Red Girl 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Redman and the Child 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Song of the Shirt 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Stolen Jewels 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Test of Friendship 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Valet's Wife 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Vaquero's Vow 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Zulu's Heart 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Where the Breakers Roar 1907 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (9)

The Adventures of Billy 1910 (Movie)

(Actor)

1776 1908 (Movie)

(Actor)

At the Altar 1908 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Black Viper 1908 (Movie)

Rescuer (Actor)

The Girls and Daddy 1908 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Calamitous Elopement 1907 (Movie)

(Actor)

Balked at the Alter 1907 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heart of O Yama 1907 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Devil 1907 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (3)

Way Down East 1921 (Movie)

(Producer)

Broken Blossoms 1919 (Movie)

(Producer)

Intolerance 1916 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Both a filmmaking pioneer and a social provocateur, director D. W. Griffith almost singlehandedly developed the techniques by which films would be made while simultaneously showing how they could be both a significant commercial and cultural element of American culture for good or ill. Once called "the father of film" by actress Lillian Gish and "the teacher of us all" by Charlie Chaplin, Griffith took a nascent medium wallowing in mediocrity and used his insatiable desire to experiment to break the conventions of his era and develop new means of relating narratives for the screen. After making almost three movies a week from 1908-1913, where he innovated with new techniques like close-ups, cross-cutting and deep focus, Griffith made the feature length Civil War epic "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), a technical triumph and box office hit undermined by its overtly racist themes of the times. He responded to public outrage in the form of protests and riots with "Intolerance" (1916), an expensive masterpiece that sought to answer his critics that failed at the box office and left him in dire financial straits for the remainder of his career. Though he formed the studio United Artists with Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in 1919, Griffith dropped out five years later over his failure to make a hit film that would resolve his debts. Though he continued making movies for UA and Paramount Pictures, nothing he made reached the heights of "Birth of a Nation" and "Intolerance." In the end, Griffith's legacy as a groundbreaking pioneer who gave birth to modern filmmaking was mired by his obvious sentiment to racial stereotypes, which haunted him for decades after his death.

Relationships

Linda Arvidson Stunts

Wife

Jacob Griffith

Father
fought with US Army in Mexican War, fought against US during Civil War died 1882

Mary Oglesby

Mother
had seven children by Jacob Griffith

Milestones

1937

Hired by Hal Roach to produce "One Million B C"

1931

Directed last film "The Struggle"

1930

Directed first sound film "Abraham Lincoln"

1927

Returned to United Artists, signed personal contract with Joseph Schenck

1924

Last independent production "Isn't Life Wonderful"

1924

Left United Artists; signed with Adolph Zukor for Paramount

1920

Incorporated enterprises into D W Griffith Corporation

1919

Set up studio complex (Mamaroneck NY)

1919

Signed three picture deal with First National

1919

Formed United Artists (with Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford); released first film for United Artists "Broken Blossoms"

1917

Joined Adolph Zukor's Artcraft (pictures released through Famous-Players Lasky -- later Paramount)

1915

Joined Triangle Corporation; filmed "Birth of a Nation"

1913

Left Biograph; joined Mutual

1913

Directed world's first four-reeler "Judith of Bethulia"

1911

Directed first two-reeler "Enoch Arden"

1908

Film directing debut with "The Adventures of Dollie"

1908

Hired by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (New York) as actor, writer

1907

Film acting debut in "Rescued From an Eagle's Nest" (for Edwin S Porter)

1906

First play sold "The Fool and the Girl"

1906

Hired by Edison Company (Bronx, NY) as actor

1906

Published first poem in "Leslie's Weekly"

1897

Stage acting debut with Meffert Stock Company (Louisville)

1896

First theater job as extra with Sarah Bernhardt's company

Re-released "Judith of Bethulia" in expanded six-reel version entitled "Her Condoned Sin"

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