True Heart Susie (1919)

True Heart Susie

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True Heart Susie is one of D.W. Griffith's "pastoral" films, wherein plot takes second place to characterization and romance. Lillian Gish plays Susie May Trueheart, who so loves local boy William Jenkins (Robert Harron) that she secretly finances his education. Returning to his home town as a minister, Jenkins never catches on that Susie is crazy for him. While Our Heroine pines away, Jenkins marries The Wrong Woman, young temptress Betty Hopkins (Clarine Seymour). Betty begins indulging in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Marian Fremont
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Cast


as True Heart Susie

as Susie's aunt

as William Jenkins

as Susie's aunt

as William's father

as The Stranger

as Bettina's aunt

as Jenkins's Father

as Bettina's Chum

as Sporty Malone
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

The psychological subtlety of the silent cinema owes much to a complex visual grammar that D. W. Griffith employed to tell surprisingly old-fashioned stories.

Full Review… | August 21, 2013
New Yorker
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One of D.W. Griffith's most beautiful films, a pastoral fable of a sort that no one could ever make again, because the sensitivity and spirit have vanished along with the landscape.

Full Review… | August 19, 2013
Chicago Reader
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Griffith has handled the picture in the same masterly way that he usually has things done.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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An exceedingly old-fashioned, but quite appealing, silent romance, featuring one of Lillian Gish's finest performances.

Full Review… | August 19, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Griffith couldn't be more sentimental and moralistic.

Full Review… | May 27, 2007
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