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True Heart Susie

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Susie (Lillian Gish), a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William (Robert Harron). She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his knowledge. Eventually he rises to a position of success and sophistication, and Susie realizes that she has through her own efforts raised him to a level where he is inaccessible. Orchestra Music Score

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  • Actors: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Wilbur Higby, Loyola O'Connor, George Fawcett
  • Directors: D.W. Griffith
  • Writers: Marian Fremont
  • Producers: D.W. Griffith
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC, Silent
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Grapevine Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NK0QUG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,974 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "True Heart Susie" on IMDb

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Although True Heart Susie is from the silent era of film and therefore, does not have audible dialogue, the movie shows off its characters in a way that their personalities can not be denied. One of my favorite ways in which this was accomplished was through the somewhat-sassy title cards that appeared through out the scenes. Not only were we able to see the character of Susie, but also of the other characters in the film. True Heart Susie's personality is not only shown through the creative wording in the title cards, but also through the actress Lillian Gish who plays Susie. She manages to convey Susie's thoughts and emotions through the use of facial expressions, eye movement, and body language. One of my favorite examples is the quirky, little kick that Susie has at the beginning of the movie. Although not necessary to the plot of the film in itself, it is the little actions like that which draw in the audience and keep us wanting to watch the film.
I really liked this film. Seeing Susie's quirky personality kept me interested in the film. Because she was such a sweet girl, I really wanted her to succeed and to end up with her true love. The quality that she had of being lovable made it difficult, at times, to watch her get hurt by people over and over. By the end of the movie I was wondering if she would ever catch a break. Though the circumstances were sad, I was glad to see Susie's true feelings be known by the end of the film. I liked this film a lot and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a bit of a quirky story about a girl who can't seem to let the boy she loves know that she loves him.
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True Heart Susie is D.W. Griffith's tale of unrequited love. Susie is a plain country girl who likes the local fool William. William doesn't want to be a farmer and believes that college will open up new opportunities for him. Susie decides to sell her cow and secretely finance William's education. He comes back as a priest, but marries a promiscuous woman from out of town, leaving Susie forlorn and heart broken. It ends on a much happier note then that, but since I've summarized most of the plot, I'll leave the ending a surprise. The most impressive thing of Griffith's early drama was how he successfully displays the complexity of human relationships and behavior without any of the modern benefits and in an incredibly realistic sense. A rich man comes to town and promises to William he will finance the boy's education, but the check never comes. Susie does not make any dramatic attempts to woo William back to her after she finds out he's marrying a woman with less then ideal character (by the standards of their town). She instead simply accepts it and her life goes on. The quality of the acting, especially Lillian Gish's facial expressions, is very impressive for the time. Definitely get this if you want to enjoy a quality film from the medium's early years.
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This movie is a turning point in time...a depiction of the change from one generation (the 1910s) to another (the roaring twenties)...a preview of times to come...Clarine Seymour was certainly one of the first flappers and a rising star when this was made. Lillian Gish is very good in her role.(though she is anything but plain). DW Griffith is making a statement possibly about a time that was (the movie is set ten years back in 1909) and will no longer be. Well worth watching.
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This Grapevine Video edition of "True Heart Susie" makes a wonderful film almost unwatchable. The washed-out and deteriorated print they used and the digital transcription of it are both seriously deficient. The more expensive edition of this film put out by Image Entertainment is far superior to this one in every way. It's worth the price for the Image Entertainment version, to fully enjoy this modest yet touching film from the prime years of Gish's career.
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This movie is not just another film from the silent era. It is one of the greatest movies ever made...period. I won't rehash its plot, which has been described here by others. It is subtitled, The Story of a Plain Girl, and if you can get past the silly premise that Lillian Gish is "plain looking," you will be blown away by this spectacular and underrated movie.

As a romantic comedy, this film is better than Chaplin's City Lights, which often tops the list (along with The General) as the greatest of silent films. Whereas City Lights drags in scenes where the slapstick comedy seems passe and you reach unmercifully for the fast-forward button, THS has no dead frames. No movie is flawless, and I could rack my brain for things to criticize, but THS is simply movie making when it was at its absolute BEST. This is primarily due to the four principle people involved: Miss Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, D.W. Griffith, and G.W. Bitzer. Everyone talks about the first three, and rightfully so, but not enough credit and recognition is given to Billy Bitzer, Griffith's ace cameraman. THS is beautifully photographed and his unique signature is all over this film.

The acting is superb among the entire cast (no surprises here) and Miss Gish truly shines throughout, rivaling anything she's ever done, including her great performances in Broken Blossoms and Way Down East. There are too many good scenes in this movie to mention, but my favorite has to be the one where Susie stops in front of the soda shop and slowly eyes the sign advertising "ICE CREAM DAY TO-DAY," then looks slyly at William. No actress ever expressed herself with her eyes and facial gestures better than Miss Lillian Gish.

THS has a wonderful, heartwarming ending.
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