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The Birth of a Nation

User Rating: 65%
Language: English
Runtime: 193 min

About Movie

Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine in director D.W. Griffith's controversial Civil War epic. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.

Basic Details

Release Date:

08 February 1915

Genres:

Drama, History, War

Production Country:

United States of America

Original Language:

English

Runtime:

193 min

Production Company:

Epoch Film Co.

Budget:

$100,000.00

Revenue:

$11,000,000.00

Tagline:

The Fiery Cross of the Ku Klux Klan!

Movie Crew

Screenplay:

Frank E. Woods

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Producer:

D.W. Griffith

Movie Cast

Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
Elsie Stoneman
Mae Marsh
Mae Marsh
Flora Cameron
Henry B. Walthall
Henry B. Walthall
Col. Ben Cameron
Miriam Cooper
Miriam Cooper
Margaret Cameron
Mary Alden
Mary Alden
Lydia Brown
Ralph Lewis
Ralph Lewis
Austin Stoneman
Joseph Henabery
Joseph Henabery
Abraham Lincoln
Josephine Crowell
Josephine Crowell
Mrs. Cameron
Spottiswoode Aitken
Spottiswoode Aitken
Dr. Cameron
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Jennie Lee
Mammy
George Siegmann
George Siegmann
Silas Lynch
Elmer Clifton
Elmer Clifton
Phil Stoneman
George Beranger
George Beranger
Wade Cameron
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Maxfield Stanley
Duke Cameron
Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
Howard Gaye
Howard Gaye
Gen. Robert E. Lee
Raoul Walsh
Raoul Walsh
John Wilkes Booth
Walter Long
Walter Long
Gus
Robert Harron
Robert Harron
Tod
Wallace Reid
Wallace Reid
Jeff
Robert Harron
Robert Harron
Tod Stoneman
Monte Blue
Monte Blue
Minor Role
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Harry Braham
Cameron's Male Servant
Bob Burns
Bob Burns
Klan Leader
Edmund Burns
Edmund Burns
Klansman
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Edward Burns
Klansman
Fred Burns
Fred Burns
Klansman
Peggy Cartwright
Peggy Cartwright
Young Girl in Cabin
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Dark Cloud
General
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Leonore Cooper
Elsie's Maid
Sam De Grasse
Sam De Grasse
Sen. Charles Sumner
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William De Vaull
Nelse
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Charles Eagle Eye
Man Who Falls from Roof
John Ford
John Ford
Klansman on Horse Holding Up Hood with Hand
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Willam Freeman
Jake / Sentry at Hospital
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Olga Grey
Laura Keene
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Alberta Lee
Mrs. Lincoln
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Elmo Lincoln
Blacksmith
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Betty Marsh
Child with Dr. Cameron
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Donna Montran
Belle of 1861
Eugene Pallette
Eugene Pallette
Union Soldier
Alma Rubens
Alma Rubens
Belle of 1861
Allan Sears
Allan Sears
Klansman
Charles Stevens
Charles Stevens
Volunteer
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Madame Sul-Te-Wan
Black Woman - Dr. Cameron's Taunter
Jules White
Jules White
Confederate Soldier
Violet Wilkey
Violet Wilkey
Flora Cameron as a Child
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Tom Wilson
Stoneman's Servant
D.W. Griffith
D.W. Griffith
Himself (1931 reissue version)
Walter Huston
Walter Huston
Himself (1931 reissue version)
David Butler
David Butler
Northern Soldier / Confederate Soldier

Movie Review

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He achieved what no other known man has ever achieved. To watch his work is like being witness to the beginning of melody, or the first conscious use of the lever or the wheel; the emergence, coordination, and first eloquence of language; thebirth of an art: and to realize that this is all the work of one man. - James Agee

Griffith demonstrated to every filmmaker and moviegoer who followed him what a movie was, and what a movie could be. - Roger Ebert

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