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An Unseen Enemy (1912) was a Crime - Short Films Film directed by D.W. Griffith .

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An Unseen Enemy (1912) A Silent Film Review

By Movies, Silently on Sep 9, 2013 From Movies Silently

101 years ago today, American audiences caught their first glimpse of the Gish sisters on the motion picture screen. This anniversary is what inspired the Gish Sisters Blogathon, co-hosted by The Motion Pictures. Be sure to check out the other amazing posts prepared for this event. Two sisters, an e... Read full article


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By Dawn on Nov 14, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Thank you Silent, for your wonderful movie review. Lillian and Dorothy Gish give a wonderful performance in this silent film. I loved the scenes with Robert Harron. The three of them are natural actors, which you can see in this film. Great photography.... Read full article


An Unseen Enemy (1912, Biograph)

By Silentfilmfanatic on Nov 13, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

“An Unseen Enemy” (1912) is a Biograph short directed by D.W. Griffith that is most notable for being the first film of sisters, Lillian and Dorothy Gish. Fifteen minutes in length, this exciting suspense film was probably Griffith’s most complex race to the rescue drama at the tim... Read full article


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Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish both started working for D.W. Griffith in the early days of American Mutoscope & Biograph. While it's been claimed that Griffith was immediately infatuated with Lillian, in their first film for him, Biograph's An Unseen Enemy, he thought they were twins. According to Lillian's autobiography, he had to tie different colored hair ribbons on the girls to tell them apart and give them direction: "Red, you hear a strange noise. Run to your sister. Blue, you're scared too. Look toward me, where the camera is.".
Film debut of Lillian Gish.
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