Orphans of the Storm (1921)
The story is centered around two orphaned sisters who are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
This is the last Griffith film to feature both Lillian and Dorothy Gish, it was a commercial failure, following box-office hits such as The Birth of a Nation and Broken Blossoms. Like his earlier films, Griffith used historical events to comment on contemporary events, in this case the French Revolution to warn about the rise of Bolshevism.
The film is based on the 1874 French play Les Deux Orphelines by Adolphe d’Ennery and Eugène Cormon.