The Birth of a Nation Poster

Release Date: March 3rd, 1915

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 1998

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

Production Co: David W. Griffith Corp., Epoch Producing Corporation

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

Keywords: Revenge, Hospital, Brother, Melodramatic, Creative, Rivalry