The Birth of a Nation

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 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.

Directors: D.W. Griffith, Monte Blue, Christy Cabanne, Elmer Clifton, Jack Conway, Donald Crisp, Allan Dwan, Howard Gaye, Fred Hamer, Robert Harron, Joseph Henabery, Thomas E. O'Brien, Herbert Sutch, W.S. Van Dyke, Erich von Stroheim, Baron von Winther, Raoul Walsh, Henry B. Walthall, Tom Wilson
Actors: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, George Siegmann, Walter Long, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Joseph Henabery
Countrys: USA

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
6.7 19,357 1915-02-08 193

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
ScreenplayFrank E. WoodsExecutive ProducerH.E. Aitken
Director of PhotographyJoseph Carl BreilOriginal Music ComposerJon Mirsalis
Director of PhotographyBilly BitzerEditorJoseph Henabery
EditorJames SmithEditorRose Smith
EditorRaoul WalshCostume DesignRobert Goldstein
Costume DesignClare WestSpecial EffectsWalter Hoffman
DirectorD.W. GriffithWriterD.W. Griffith
ProducerD.W. GriffithOriginal Music ComposerD.W. Griffith
EditorD.W. GriffithNovelThomas F. Dixon Jr.
AdaptationThomas F. Dixon Jr.MusicJoseph Carl Breil
Assistant DirectorMonte BlueAssistant DirectorChristy Cabanne
Assistant DirectorElmer CliftonAssistant DirectorJack Conway
Assistant DirectorDonald CrispAssistant DirectorAllan Dwan
Assistant DirectorHoward GayeAssistant DirectorFred Hamer
Assistant DirectorRobert HarronAssistant DirectorJoseph Henabery
Assistant DirectorThomas E. O'BrienAssistant DirectorHerbert Sutch
Assistant DirectorW.S. Van DykeAssistant DirectorErich von Stroheim
Assistant DirectorBaron von WintherAssistant DirectorRaoul Walsh
Assistant DirectorHenry B. WalthallAssistant DirectorTom Wilson
Property MasterRalph M. DeLacyCarpenterShorty English
CarpenterJim NewmanPainterCash Shockey
Set DesignerFrank WortmanAssistant Property MasterHal Sullivan
Special Effects SupervisorWalter HoffmanSpecial EffectsFireworks Wilson
StuntsMonte BlueStuntsCharles Eagle Eye
StuntsLeo NomisCamera OperatorKarl Brown
Negative CutterKarl MalkamesConductorCarli Elinor
MusicJoseph NurnbergerPresenterD.W. Griffith
SecurityJim Kidd

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