The Mother and the Law (1919)

Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper, Vera Lewis, Walter Long
Director: D.W. Griffith
Runtime: 94 minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $14.95

The Mother and the Law

Director: D.W. Griffith

Mae Marsh ... The Little Dear One
Robert Harron ... The Boy
Miriam Cooper ... The Friendless One
Vera Lewis ... Mary T. Jenkins
Sam De Grasse ... Arthur Jenkins
Fred Turner ... The Dear One's Father
Walter Long ... The Musketeer
Kate Bruce ... The City Mother
Lloyd Ingraham ... The Judge
Ralph Lewis ... The Governor
Tom Wilson ... The Kindly Heart
J.C. McClure ... The Priest
Mary Alden, Eleanor Washington, Lucille Brown,
Pearle Elmore and Mrs. Arthur Mackley

This touching story is the modern tale from D.W. Griffith's 1916 epic Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages.

The young souls in this tale have their lives forever changed when a group of cold, ambitious ladies band together for the supposed uplift of their fellows, but in truth they only want to enact laws to suit their own will and way of thinking. Cruel circumstances and judgmental, callous powers separate a young mother from her husband and also her child.

94 minutes with a music score by David Knudtson