The Birth of a Nation (1915)

The Birth of a Nation (1915) [Silent Movie]

3h 15min. // The movie shows the consequences of the Civil War between two families who have had a friendship but had to join opposite armies. Their relationship is also affected by major historical events, like the Lincoln’s assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

 

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Writing Credits: Thomas Dixon Jr. (adapted from his novel: “The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan”)

Starring: Henry B. Walthall (as Colonel Ben Cameron aka The Little Colonel), Lillian Gish (as Elsie – Stoneman’s Daughter) and Mae Marsh (as Flora Cameron – the Pet Sister)

 

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Awards:

WON. National Film Preservation Board, USA 1992. National Film Registry.

WON. Online Film & Television Association 2000. Motion Picture.

 

Photo Gallery:

Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall in The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Lillian Gish in The Birth of a Nation (1915)

 

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