The White Sister (1923)/The White Sister (1933)
First, Lillian Gish excels as an Italian aristocrat who's driven from her estate and has her inheritance stolen by her ruthless half-sister after their father's death. After boyfriend Ronald Colman is declared dead in Arabia, Gish decides to become a nun. Gail Kane also stars in "The White Sister," a silent melodrama directed by Henry King. Then, renowned director Victor Fleming revamps "The White Sister" as a talkie. This time, Helen Hayes takes on the lead role and adds a touch of grit to the character's grace. When Hayes becomes completely grief-stricken after learning that her military beau (Clark Gable) has been killed in World War I, she decides to forgo human passion for God's love, as a nun. However, what will Hayes do when Gable miraculously returns and begs her to renounce her vows? 4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono.
- Victor Fleming, Henry King
- Black & White
- DVD-R Fullscreen
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Ronald Colman, Lewis Stone, Gail Kane, J. Barney Sherry, Louise Closser Hale, Charles Lane, May Robson, Edward Arnold, Juliette La Violette, Signor Serena, Alan Edwards, Alfredo Bertone, Nat Pendleton, Sarah Padden, Alfredo Martinelli, Carloni Talli