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The Birth of a Nation (1915)

PG 193 min - Drama, History, War - 8 February 1915
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The Birth of A Nation is a silent film from 1915 and the highest grossing silent film in film history. The film tells a romance story during the American civil war. D.W. Griffith invested heavily in its high production values, pioneering many new camera effects. The Birth of a Nation was strongly protested for its negative portrayal of newly freed slaves (mostly white actors in blackface), which went on to create and propagate negative images of blacks of the early 20th century in the United States. The film was used as a recruiting propaganda by the KKK until the 1940s.

Director:  D.W. Griffith
Writers:  D.W. Griffith
Stars:  Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, Joseph Henabery, Josephine Crowell, Spottiswoode Aitken, Jennie Lee, George Siegmann, Elmer Clifton, George Beranger, Maxfield Stanley, Donald Crisp, Howard Gaye, Raoul Walsh, Walter Long, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Robert Harron, Monte Blue, Harry Braham, Bob Burns, Edmund Burns, Edward Burns, Fred Burns, David Butler, Peggy Cartwright, Dark Cloud, Leonore Cooper, Sam De Grasse, William De Vaull, Charles Eagle Eye, John Ford, Willam Freeman, Olga Grey, Alberta Lee, Elmo Lincoln, Betty Marsh, Donna Montran, Eugene Pallette, Alma Rubens, Allan Sears, Charles Stevens, Madame Sul-Te-Wan, Jules White, Violet Wilkey, Tom Wilson

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The Birth of A Nation is a silent film from 1915 and the highest grossing silent film in film history. The film tells a romance story during the American civil war. D.W. Griffith invested heavily in its high production values, pioneering many new camera effects. The Birth of a Nation was strongly protested for its negative portrayal of newly freed slaves (mostly white actors in blackface), which went on to create and propagate negative images of blacks of the early 20th century in the United States. The film was used as a recruiting propaganda by the KKK until the 1940s.



Tagline: The fiery cross of the Ku Klux Klan.

Genres: Drama, History, War

Details

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Language:  No Language
Release Date:  8 February 1915

Box Office

Budget:  $100,000
Revenue:  $11,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Epoch Film Co.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  3 h 13 min

This is included for film history purposes only. NOTHING else should  be inferred.


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