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Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by D. W. Griffith
Scenario by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods
Starring Henry B. Walthall, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, Lillian Gish, Wallace Reid and many others
Cinematography Billy Bitzer
Editing by James Smith and D.W. Griffith
Distributed by Epoch Producing Corporation
Release date March 21, 1915
Running time 91 min. (part I)
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
"The Birth of a Nation" is a historical drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
"The Birth of a Nation" is a controversial Civil War drama.
Part I of the film includes the acting performance of our star Robert Harron. It concludes with the assassination of President Lincoln.
Part II - Reconstruction - does not include any scenes with Robert Harron. It shows the rise of the KKK and portrays the whole African-American race as evil, vicious and intolerant.
We have decided to show only Part I of the film to pay tribute to the contributions of Robert Harron. The whole movie is abundantly available on the internet for those viewers that are interested.
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The Birth of a Nation
Lillian Gish in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Mae Marsh in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Wallace Reid in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Henry Walthall and Lillian Gish
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