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The Birth of a Nation (Silent)

Genres: Silent, Drama, History / Events, War, Based on Stage Play, Military / War Drama

Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Ralph Lewis, George Siegmann, Walter Long

Director: D.W. Griffith

Synopsis: Making headlines from the day it opened in 1915, THE BIRTH OF A NATION became the most successful silent film ever made, grossing over $10 million in its first run. Director D.W. Griffith's audacious and bravura achievement turned a lurid, negrophobic play called The Clansman into a three-hour epic that traces the Civil War, the assassination of Lincoln and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan through the lives of two families. Denounced even at the time for its racism, the film's sweep and scope set a standard for film spectacle and absorbing historical melodrama, and it remains America's most controversial cinematic landmark.

Language: Silent

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1915

 The Birth of a Nation (Silent)
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  • Release Date: Nov 17th, 1998
  • Catalog Number: ID4674DS00
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  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 187
  • Color Format: Tinted
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Language: Silent
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
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  • Closed Captions: No
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