10 January 2021 | boblipton
Loss And Reconciliation
With her two older sisters married, Mary Pickford says she'll never leave her father. Then along comes Henry B. Walthall, and, well... But then he says daddy can't come along on the honeymoon, so W. Christie Miller bars his home to them. A couple of years later, when he finds out he has a grandchild, he regrets his decision.
This one has a large number of titles for a Griffith movie by this time, but they mostly serve as chapter titles. The story is told visually, in the shiny patch on Miller's coat, in the obvious farmhands at the large dinner table, and a hundred other moments of faces, and small but meaningful gestures.