The Female of the Species

The Female of the Species

Director: D.W. Griffith Cast: Dorothy Bernard, Claire McDowell, Mary Pickford



D.W. Griffith -- The Female of the Species and Selected Biograph Shorts, Vol. 3 is an intriguing collection of socially conscious short films from celebrated director D.W. Griffith's Biograph Studio days. The Red Man's View tells the story of a peaceful Native American family driven to starvation and despair by merciless white people. The Border States prefigures Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, as a Union girl saves a Confederate soldier's life and accepts his help later. What Shall We Do With Our Old? is a disturbing portrait of the fate of the elderly in a time before social security. For His Son presents the plight of a young man addicted to cocaine. The Female of the Species looks at women's instincts as they fight over a man and bond over a little baby, and The House of Darkness promotes the benefits of music in treating mental illness. The films are silent with a re-recorded soundtrack.

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Release Date: 11/11/1998
UPC: 0738329009175
Original Release: 1912
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Video

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