The House with Closed Shutters

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The House with Closed Shutters
The House with Closed Shutters.jpg
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Written by Emmett C. Hall
Starring Henry B. Walthall
Cinematography G. W. Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date
  • August 8, 1910 (1910-08-08)
Running time
16 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
Full film, 16 mins

The House with Closed Shutters is a 1910 American drama film directed by D.W. Griffith. Prints of the film exist in the film archives of the Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House and the Library of Congress.[1]


During the American Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. Their mother, not wanting the shameful truth to become known, closes all the shutters (hence the film's title) and keeps her son's presence a secret for many years, until two boyhood chums stumble upon the truth.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The House with Closed Shutters". Silent Era. Retrieved March 25, 2008.

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