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
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.
***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average
*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal