The House of Darkness

The House of Darkness

The House of Darkness is a 1913 American short drama film directed by D. W. Griffith.


In the introduction a woman is shown descending into insanity after having lost her baby. As she mourns, she takes a blanket from the baby's cradle and starts rocking it as if it were her deceased child. This serves as an introduction to what kind of individuals that reside at the mental institution. The doctor at the hospital is also introduced as he proposes to a nurse.

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    director D. W. Griffith
    genre drama
    keywords baby build create mental institution mentally unstable
    theme short