The Country Doctor

D.W. Griffith | 1909 | ★★★★
A country doctor’s idyllic way of life suddenly becomes endangered when his young daughter is taken gravely ill. However, when a neighbour’s child becomes similarly afflicted, duty – which he reluctantly follows – calls him away from her bedside. Unsurprisingly, tragedy soon follows, in this tremendously affecting, elegantly crafted Biograph short.