|THE INTERNATIONAL SILENT MOVIE|
1901 - 1991
The actress Carol Dempster had one of the most controversial careers in film history. She won the heart of the most famous director of his time - D.W. Griffith - and took part in a considerable number of his movies. But the audience and the criticism never accepted her really.
Carol Dempster began her film career with a small part in "Intolerance" (16), it followed the movie "The Greatest Thing in Life" (18). From 1919 she nearly appeared exclusively in movies of D.W. Griffith. They were connected with a long-standing flirtation although D.W. Griffth was married.
Carol Dempster played in the movies "The Hope Chest" (19), "A Romance
of Happy Valley" (19) and eventually followed her first leading role in
"The Girl Who Stayed at Home" (19).
But the audience looked only at her on the surface as the successor
of the former Griffith-star Lillian Gish. But
in this position she couldn't gain anything because no one was a patch
Carol Dempster cancelled her contract with Griffith in 1926 and retired from the film business.
Today they concede a greater actin talent to Carol Dempster than in
those days - a destiny she shares with the actress Marion
Davies (her promotor was William Randolph Hearst).
Other movies with Carol Dempster: