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The Birth of a Nation

Not Yet Rated| 3 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
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 (Henry B. Walthall) is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman (Lillian Gish) petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father (Ralph Lewis) and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch (George Siegmann).

Cast: Lillian Gish , Mae Marsh , Henry B. Walthall , Miriam Cooper , Mary Alden , Ralph Lewis , George Siegmann , Walter Long

Director: D.W. Griffith

Genres: Historical drama, War

Distributor: Lumivision, Continental Home Vídeo [br], Allied Artists Pictures, Kino Video, Hollywood Classics, Republic Pictures, Reel Media International [us], Image Entertainment Inc., Joseph Brenner Associates Inc. [us]

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Release Date: February 8th, 1915|3 hr. 10 min.

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