Hearts of the World

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Hearts of the World ★★★ 1918

A vintage Griffith epic about a young boy who goes off to WWI and the tribulations endured by both him and his family on the homefront. Overly sentimental but powerfully made melodrama, from Griffith's waning years. Silent with music score. 152m/B VHS . Lillian Gish, Robert “Bobbie” Harron, Dorothy Gish, Erich von Stroheim, Ben Alexander, Josephine Crowell, Noel Coward, Mary Gish; D: D.W. Griffith.