THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) Film Review


THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Director: D. W. Griffith

Screenplay: Thomas F. Dixon Jr., D. W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods; based upon the novel "The Clansman"

Starring: Henry Walthall, Lillian Gish, Ralph Lewis, George Siegmann, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Spottiswoode Aitken, Jos. Henabery

NOT RATED

Running Time: 3 hours 7 minutes

***1/2 out of *****

Photo: David W. Griffith Corporation

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is recreated in D. W. Griffith's THE BIRTH OF A NATION.

The lives of two families, one from the North and one from the South, intertwine during the Civil War and the Reconstruction Period which followed.

Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

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