True Heart Susie
True Heart Susie (1919)

True Heart Susie is one of D.W. Griffith's "pastoral" films, wherein plot takes second place to characterization and romance. Lillian Gish plays Susie May Trueheart, who so loves local boy William Jenkins (Robert Harron) that… More

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Release Date: January 1, 1919
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The psychological subtlety of the silent cinema owes much to a complex visual grammar that D. W. Griffith employed to tell surprisingly old-fashioned stories.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An exceedingly old-fashioned, but quite appealing, silent romance, featuring one of Lillian Gish's finest performances.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

One of D.W. Griffith's most beautiful films, a pastoral fable of a sort that no one could ever make again, because the sensitivity and spirit have vanished along with the landscape.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Griffith couldn't be more sentimental and moralistic.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Griffith has handled the picture in the same masterly way that he usually has things done.

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