GenreShort, Drama CinematographyBilly Bitzer WriterEmmett C. Hall LanguageSilent
Release dateAugust 8, 1910 (1910-08-08) CastHenry B. Walthall (The Confederate soldier), Grace Henderson (His mother), Dorothy West (His sister) Similar moviesRelated D W Griffith movies
The House with Closed Shutters is a 1910 American drama film directed by D.W. Griffith. Prints of the film exist in the film archives of the Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House and the Library of Congress.
During the American Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. Their mother, not wanting the shameful truth to become known, closes all the shutters (hence the film's title) and keeps her son's presence a secret for many years, until two boyhood chums stumble upon the truth.
Henry B. Walthall as The Confederate soldier
Grace Henderson as His mother
Dorothy West as His sister
Joseph Graybill as Her suitor
Charles West as Her suitor
William J. Butler as The colored servant (as W. J. Butler)
Verner Clarges as In Lee's Tent
John T. Dillon as On Porch/At Farewell/In Lee's Tent (as Jack Dillon)