The Greatest Thing in Life

Directed by: D.W. Griffith, USA, 1918

USA, 1918
Plakatmotiv The Greatest Thing in Life, © Artcraft Pictures Corporation, stills by Hendrik Sartov

Cast and Credits

Production Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Distribution Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Producer D.W. Griffith
Director D.W. Griffith
Scenario D.W. Griffith [(as Captain Victor Marier)]
Stanner E.V. Taylor [(as Captain Victor Marier)]
Story Lillian Gish
Director of Photography G.W. Bitzer
Camera Operator Karl Brown
Editor James Smith
Stand Photos Hendrik Sartov
Cast Lillian Gish [Jeannette Peret]
David Butler [Mr. Le Bebe]
Robert Harron [Edward Livingston]
Peaches Jackson [Miss Peaches]
Adolphe Lestina [Leo Peret]
Elmo Lincoln [The American soldier]
Edward Peil [The German officer]
Kate Bruce [Jeannettes Tante]
Ernest Butterworth [(not credited)]
Carol Dempster [Dancer (not credited)]
Fred Malatesta [(not credited)]
Lucille Young [(not credited)]
ZaSu Pitts [(In deleted scenes)]

Technical specifications
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - Black and White,, 7000 feet, 7 reels
Sound System: silent
First Screening: December 22, 1918 in USA
US Copyright: November 15, 1918 - ©LP.13064
Survival Status: Only Fragments of this picture exist [Archiv: BFI - National Film And Television Archive (London)]
Szenenphoto aus The Greatest Thing in Life, © Artcraft Pictures Corporation, stills by Hendrik Sartov

General Information

The Greatest Thing in Life is a motion picture produced in the year 1918 as a USA production. The Film was directed by D.W. Griffith, with Lillian Gish, David Butler, Robert Harron, Peaches Jackson, Adolphe Lestina, in the leading parts. We have currently no synopsis of this picture on file; There are no reviews of The Greatest Thing in Life available.

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