The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

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.

Original Title: The Birth of a Nation
Year: 1915
Countries: United States of America
Category: Drama,History,War
Languages: No Language
Production Companies: Epoch Film Co.
Gender: Drama,History,War
Movie Cast:

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

Movie Crew:

  • Assistant Director: Erich von Stroheim
  • Adaptation: Thomas F. Dixon Jr.
  • Screenplay: Frank E. Woods
  • Executive Producer: H.E. Aitken
  • Music: Joseph Carl Breil
  • Original Music Composer: Jon Mirsalis
  • Director of Photography: Billy Bitzer
  • Assistant Director: Joseph Henabery
  • Editor: James Smith
  • Editor: Rose Smith
  • Assistant Director: Raoul Walsh
  • Costume Design: Robert Goldstein
  • Costume Design: Clare West
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Walter Hoffman
  • Assistant Director: Henry B. Walthall
  • Assistant Director: Elmer Clifton
  • Assistant Director: Donald Crisp
  • Assistant Director: Howard Gaye
  • Presenter: D.W. Griffith
  • Negative Cutter: Karl Malkames
  • Assistant Director: Robert Harron
  • Assistant Director: W.S. Van Dyke
  • Assistant Director: Jack Conway
  • Assistant Director: Allan Dwan
  • Assistant Director: Monte Blue
  • Assistant Director: Christy Cabanne
  • Assistant Director: Tom Wilson
  • Camera Operator: Karl Brown
  • Stunts: Leo Nomis
  • Conductor: Carli Elinor
  • Property Master: Ralph M. DeLacy
  • Assistant Director: Herbert Sutch
  • Carpenter: Shorty English
  • Set Designer: Frank Wortman
  • Music: Joseph Nurnberger
  • Assistant Property Master: Hal Sullivan
  • Stunts: Charles Eagle Eye
  • Assistant Director: Fred Hamer
  • Assistant Director: Thomas E. O'Brien
  • Assistant Director: Baron von Winther
  • Painter: Cash Shockey
  • Special Effects: Fireworks Wilson
  • Security: Jim Kidd

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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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