Lillian Gish filmography

These are the films of Lillian Gish.

Silent: 191219131914191519161917191819191920s
Post Silent: 1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980sReferences



Year Title Role Note
1912An Unseen EnemyThe Sister
Two Daughters of EveIn Theatre Crowd
So Near, yet So FarA Friend
In the Aisles of the WildThe Young Daughter
The One She Loved
The Painted LadyBelle at Ice Cream FestivalUncredited
The Musketeers of Pig AlleyThe Little Lady
Gold and GlitterThe Young Woman
My Baby
The InformerUndetermined Secondary Role
BrutalityAt Theatre
The New York HatCustomer in Shop / Outside Church
The Burglar's DilemmaBirthday Wellwisher
A Cry for HelpThe Maid


Year Title Role Note
1913Oil and WaterIn First AudienceUncredited
The Unwelcome GuestAt AuctionUncredited
A Misunderstood BoyThe Daughter
The Left-Handed ManThe Old Soldier's Daughter
The Lady and the MouseThe First Sister WomanThe
The House of DarknessThe Nurse
Just GoldThe Sweetheart
A Timely InterceptionThe Farmer's Daughter
The Mothering HeartThe Young Wife
An Indian's LoyaltyThe Ranchero's Daughter
During the Round-UpThe Ranchero's Daughter
A Woman in the UltimateVerda
A Modest HeroThe Wife
So Runs the WayFred's Wife
Madonna of the StormThe Mother
The Battle at Elderbush GulchMelissa Harlow
The Conscience of Hassan BeyThe Rugmaker's Daughter
The Little TeaseGirl in bandanna


Year Title Role Note
1914A Duel For Love
The Green-Eyed DevilMary Miller
Judith of BethuliaThe Young Mother
The Battle of the SexesJane AndrewsIncomplete/lost film
The HunchbackThe Orphan - as an Adult
The Quicksands
Home, Sweet HomePayne's Sweetheart
Lord ChumleyEleanor Butterworth
The Rebellion of Kitty BelleKitty Belle
The Angel of ContentionNettie - the Angel
Man's EnemyGrace Lisle
The Tear That BurnedAnita - the Truant
The Folly of AnneAnne
The SistersMay


Year Title Role Note
1915The Birth of a NationElsie
The Lost HouseDosia Dale
Enoch ArdenAnnie Lee
Captain MacklinBeatriceLost film
The Lily and the RoseMary Randolph


Year Title Role Note
1916Pathways of Life
Daphne and the PirateDaphne La Tour
Sold for MarriageMarfa
An Innocent MagdaleneDorothy RaleighLost film
IntoleranceThe Woman Who Rocks the Cradle / Eternal Mother
Diane of the FolliesDianeLost film
The Children PayMillicent
The House Built Upon SandEvelyn DareLost film


Year Title Role Note
1917Souls TriumphantLillian ValeLost film


Year Title Role Note
1918Hearts of the WorldMarie Stephenson
The Great LoveSusie BroadplainsLost film
Lillian Gish in a Liberty Loan AppealLost film
The Greatest Thing in LifeJeannette PeretLost film


Year Title Role Note
1919A Romance of Happy ValleyJennie Timberlake
Broken BlossomsLucy Barrows
True Heart SusieTrue Heart Susie
The Greatest QuestionNellie Jarvis


Year Title Role Note
1920Remodeling Her HusbandN/ADirector only/Lost film
Way Down EastAnna Moore
1921Orphans of the StormHenriette Girard
1923The White SisterAngela Chiaromonte
1925Ben-Hur: A Tale of the ChristChariot Race SpectatorCameo (Uncredited)
1926La BohèmeMimi
The Scarlet LetterHester Prynne
1927Annie LaurieAnnie Laurie
The EnemyPauli ArndtPartially extant
1928The WindLettyHer final silent film role

Post Silent


Year Title Role Note
1930One Romantic Night (a.k.a. The Swan)Princess AlexandraHer first talkie film role
1933His Double LifeAlice Chalice


Year Title Role Note
1942Commandos Strike at DawnMrs. Bergesen
1943Top Man (a.k.a. Man of The Family)Beth Warren
1946Miss Susie Slagle'sMiss Susie Slagle
Duel in the SunLaura BelleNominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1948Portrait of JennieMother Mary of Mercy
1949Outward BoundMrs. MidgetTV
The Late Christopher BeanSister ChristinaTV


Year Title Role Note
1951Celanese TheatreSister Christina(episode:The Joyous Season)
Robert Montgomery Presents(episode:Ladies in Retirement)
1952Schlitz Playhouse of StarsGrandma Moses(episode:The Autobiography of Grandma Moses)
1953The Trip to BountifulCarrie Watts
1954Robert Montgomery Presents(episode:The Quality of Mercy)
The Campbell PlayhouseMiss Harrington(episode:The Corner Druggist)
1955The CobwebVictoria Inch
The Night of the HunterRachel Cooper
Kraft Television Theatre(episode: I, Mrs. Bibb)
Playwrights '56Mrs. Compson(episode:The Sound and the Fury)
1956Ford Star JubileeMary Todd Lincoln(episode:The Day Lincoln Was Shot)
The Alcoa HourEsther Crampton(episode:Morning's At Seven)
1958Orders to KillMrs. Summers


Year Title Role Note
1960The Grass HarpDolly TalboTV
The UnforgivenMattilda Zachary
1962The DefendersLaura Clarendon(episode:Grandma TNT)
1963Mr. NovakMiss Maude Phipps(episode:"Hello, Miss Phipps")
1964The DefendersMrs. Cooper(episode:Stowaway)
The Alfred Hitchcock HourBessie Carnby(episode: "Body in the Barn")
1966Follow Me, Boys!Hetty Seibert
1967Warning ShotAlice Willows
The ComediansMrs. Smith
The Comedians in AfricaMrs. Smith
1969Arsenic and Old LaceMartha BrewsterTV movie


Year Title Role Note
1976Twin DetectivesBilly Jo HaskinsTV movie
1978SparrowWidowTV movie
A WeddingNettie Sloan


Year Title Role Note
1981The Love BoatMrs. Williams(episode:The Successor)
1983Hobson's ChoiceMiss Molly WinkleTV movie
Hambone and HillieHillie Radcliffe
1985Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMrs. LoftusTV
1986Sweet LibertyCecelia Burgess
1987The Whales of AugustSarah WebberLast appearance on screen


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