The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine. 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.

Writing:
  • Frank E. Woods
  • D. W. Griffith
  • Thomas F. Dixon Jr.
Directing:
  • D. W. Griffith
  • D.W. Griffith
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  • Views: 11
  • Release Date: 1915-02-08
  • Language: No Language
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 193
  • Revenue: $11,000,000
  • Budget: $100,000

Lillian Gish

Stoneman's Daughter Elsie

Mae Marsh

Flora Cameron

Henry B. Walthall

Col. Ben Cameron

Miriam Cooper

Margaret Cameron

Mary Alden

Stoneman's Housekeeper Lydia

Ralph Lewis

Leader of the House Hon. Austin Stoneman

George Siegmann

Lieut. Governor Silas Lynch

Wallace Reid

Jeff, the Blacksmith

Joseph Henabery

Abraham Lincoln

Elmer Clifton

Stoneman's Elder Son Phil

Josephine Crowell

Mrs. Cameron

George Beranger

Wade Cameron

Donald Crisp

Gen. U.S. Grant

Sam De Grasse

Charles Sumner

Tom Wilson

Stoneman's Servant

Elmo Lincoln

Blacksmith

Madame Sul-Te-Wan

Black Woman

Raoul Walsh

John Wilkes Booth

Bob Burns

Klan Leader

Edmund Burns

Klansman

Peggy Cartwright

Young Girl in Cabin

Dark Cloud

General

John Ford

Klansman

Eugene Pallette

Union Soldier

Alma Rubens

Belle of 1861

Charles Stevens

Volunteer

Jules White

Confederate Soldier

David Butler

Northern Soldier / Confederate Soldier
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