Lillian Gish filmography

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These are the films of Lillian Gish.

Silent: 191219131914191519161917191819191920s
Post Silent: 1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980sReferences



Year Title Role Note
1912 An Unseen Enemy The Sister
Two Daughters of Eve In Theatre Crowd
So Near, yet So Far A Friend
In the Aisles of the Wild The Young Daughter
The One She Loved
The Painted Lady Belle at Ice Cream Festival Uncredited
The Musketeers of Pig Alley The Little Lady
Gold and Glitter The Young Woman
My Baby
The Informer Undetermined Secondary Role
Brutality At Theatre
The New York Hat Customer in Shop / Outside Church
The Burglar's Dilemma Birthday Wellwisher
A Cry for Help The Maid


Year Title Role Note
1913 Oil and Water In First Audience Uncredited
The Unwelcome Guest At Auction Uncredited
A Misunderstood Boy The Daughter
The Left-Handed Man The Old Soldier's Daughter
The Lady and the Mouse The First Sister WomanThe
The House of Darkness The Nurse
Just Gold The Sweetheart
A Timely Interception The Farmer's Daughter
The Mothering Heart The Young Wife
An Indian's Loyalty The Ranchero's Daughter
During the Round-Up The Ranchero's Daughter
A Woman in the Ultimate Verda
A Modest Hero The Wife
So Runs the Way Fred's Wife
Madonna of the Storm The Mother
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch Melissa Harlow
The Conscience of Hassan Bey The Rugmaker's Daughter


Year Title Role Note
1914 A Duel For Love
The Green-Eyed Devil Mary Miller
Judith of Bethulia The Young Mother
The Battle of the Sexes Jane Andrews
The Hunchback The Orphan - as an Adult
The Quicksands
Home, Sweet Home Payne's Sweetheart
Lord Chumley Eleanor Butterworth
The Rebellion of Kitty Belle Kitty Belle
The Angel of Contention Nettie - the Angel
Man's Enemy Grace Lisle
The Tear That Burned Anita - the Truant
The Folly of Anne Anne
The Sisters May


Year Title Role Note
1915 The Birth of a Nation Elsie
The Lost House Dosia Dale
Enoch Arden Annie Lee
Captain Macklin Beatrice
The Lily and the Rose Mary Randolph


Year Title Role Note
1916 Pathways of Life
Daphne and the Pirate Daphne La Tour
Sold for Marriage Marfa
An Innocent Magdalene Dorothy Raleigh
Intolerance The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle / Eternal Mother
Diane of the Follies Diane
The Children Pay Millicent
The House Built Upon Sand Evelyn Dare


Year Title Role Note
1917 Souls Triumphant Lillian Vale


Year Title Role Note
1918 Hearts of the World Marie Stephenson
The Great Love Susie Broadplains
Lillian Gish in a Liberty Loan Appeal
The Greatest Thing in Life Jeannette Peret


Year Title Role Note
1919 A Romance of Happy Valley Jennie Timberlake
Broken Blossoms Lucy Barrows
True Heart Susie True Heart Susie
The Greatest Question Nellie Jarvis


Year Title Role Note
1920 Remodeling Her Husband N/A Director only
Way Down East Anna Moore
1921 Orphans of the Storm Henriette Girard
1923 The White Sister Angela Chiaromonte
1924 Romola Romola
1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Chariot Race Spectator Ucredited Extra
1926 La Bohème Mimi
The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne
1927 Annie Laurie Annie Laurie
The Enemy Pauli Arndt
1928 The Wind Letty

Post Silent[edit]


Year Title Role Note
1930 One Romantic Night (a.k.a. The Swan) Princess Alexandra
1933 His Double Life Alice Chalice


Year Title Role Note
1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn Mrs. Bergesen
1943 Top Man (a.k.a. Man of The Family) Beth Warren
1946 Miss Susie Slagle's Miss Susie Slagle
Duel in the Sun Laura Belle Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1948 Portrait of Jennie Mother Mary of Mercy
1949 Outward Bound Mrs. Midget TV
The Late Christopher Bean Sister Christina TV


Year Title Role Note
1951 Celanese Theatre Sister Christina (episode:The Joyous Season)
Robert Montgomery Presents (episode:Ladies in Retirement)
1952 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Grandma Moses (episode:The Autobiography of Grandma Moses)
1953 The Trip to Bountiful Carrie Watts
1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (episode:The Quality of Mercy)
The Campbell Playhouse Miss Harrington (episode:The Corner Druggist)
1955 The Cobweb Victoria Inch
The Night of the Hunter Rachel Cooper
Kraft Television Theatre (episode: I, Mrs. Bibb)
Playwrights '56 Mrs. Compson (episode:The Sound and the Fury)
1956 Ford Star Jubilee Mary Todd Lincoln (episode:The Day Lincoln Was Shot)
The Alcoa Hour Esther Crampton (episode:Morning's At Seven)
1958 Orders to Kill Mrs. Summers


Year Title Role Note
1960 The Grass Harp Dolly Talbo TV
The Unforgiven Mattilda Zachary
1962 The Defenders Laura Clarendon (episode:Grandma TNT)
1963 Mr. Novak MissMaude Phipps (episode:"Hello, Miss Phipps")
1964 The Defenders Mrs. Cooper (episode:Stowaway)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Bessie Carnby (episode: "Body in the Barn")
1966 Follow Me, Boys! Hetty Seibert
1967 Warning Shot Alice Willows
The Comedians Mrs. Smith
The Comedians in Africa Mrs. Smith
1969 Arsenic and Old Lace Martha Brewster TV movie


Year Title Role Note
1976 Twin Detectives Billy Jo Haskins TV movie
1978 Sparrow Widow TV movie
A Wedding Nettie Sloan


Year Title Role Note
1981 The Love Boat Mrs. Williams (episode:Th Successor)
1983 Hobson's Choice Miss Molly Winkle TV movie
Hambone and Hillie Hillie Radcliffe
1985 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mrs. Loftus TV
1986 Sweet Liberty Cecelia Burgess
1987 The Whales of August Sarah Webber Last appearance on screen