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The Birth of a Nation (1915)



The Birth of a Nation

aka The Clansman

(1915)

Classic / Drama / Epic / Silent / War

140 minutes

Silent film with public domain music track from a 1930's re-issue

Directed by D.W. Griffith

Cast:

Lillian Gish as Elsie
Mae Marsh as Flora Cameron
Henry Walthall as Col. Ben Cameron
Miriam Cooper as Margaret Cameron
Mary Alden as Lydia
Ralph Lewis as Hon. Austin Stoneman
George Siegmann as Silas Lynch
Walter Long as Gus
Robert Harron as Tod
Wallace Reid as Jeff
Joseph Henabery as Abraham Lincoln
Elmer Clifton as Phil
Josephine Crowell as Mrs. Cameron
Spottiswoode Aitken as Dr. Cameron
George Beranger as Wade Cameron
Maxfield Stanley as Duke Cameron
Jennie Lee as Mammy
Donald Crisp as Gen. U.S. Grant
Howard Gaye as Gen. Robert E. Lee

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina : the family Cameron.  This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies.  The consequences of the war in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln’s assassination , and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Birth of a Nation - Trailer

The Birth of a Nation - Part 1

The Birth of a Nation - Part 2




Directors: D.W. Griffith
Actors: Donald Crisp, Lillian Gish
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Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, George Seigmann, Walter Long, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Joseph Henabery, Elmer Clifton, Josephine Crowell, Spottiswoode Aitken, George Beranger, Maxfield Stanley, Jennie Lee, Donald Crisp and Howard Gaya
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron
Matinee Classics - The Birth of a Nation starring Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Meriam Cooper, Walter Long, George Siegmann and Robert Harron


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