The Birth of a Nation

The Clansman

Directed by: D.W. Griffith, USA, 1915
Szenenfoto aus dem Film 'The Birth of a Nation' © Griffith Corporation, Epoch Producing Corporation,  Archiv Szenenfoto aus dem Film 'The Birth of a Nation'

Cast and Credits

Production Epoch Producing Corporation
David W. Griffith Corporation
Distribution Epoch Producing Corporation
Producer D.W. Griffith
Director D.W. Griffith
Assistant Director George Siegmann
Thomas O'Brien
George Beranger
Monte Blue
Christy Cabanne [(as William Christy Cabanne)]
Elmer Clifton
Howard Gaye
Fred Hamer
Herbert Sutch
Tom Wilson
Baron von Winther [(uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Erich von Stroheim [(uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Raoul Walsh [(uncertain or unconfirmed)]
J.A. Barry [Executive and production assistant]
Scenario D.W. Griffith
Frank E. Woods
Based on Thomas Dixon [Novel "The Clansman"]
Director of Photography G.W. Bitzer
Camera Operator Karl Brown
Camera Assistant Frank Good [(as F.B. Good)]
Composer Joseph Carl Breil
D.W. Griffith
Editor James Smith
Rose Smith
Joseph Henabery
Raoul Walsh [(uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Set Decoration Frank Wortman
Cast Henry B. Walthall [Colonel Ben Cameron [The little Colonel] (as Henry Walthall)]
Miriam Cooper [Margaret Cameron, The Elder Sister]
Mae Marsh [Flora Cameron, The Pet Sister]
Josephine Crowell [Mrs. Cameron]
Spottiswoode Aitken [Dr. Cameron]
George Beranger [Wade Cameron - Second Son (as J.A. Beringer)]
Maxfield Stanley [[John French] Duke Cameron - Youngest Son]
Jennie Lee [Mammy, The Faithful Servant]
Ralph Lewis [Hon. Austin Stoneman - Leader of the House]
Lillian Gish [Elsie Stoneman, his daughter]
Elmer Clifton [Phil, Stoneman's Elder Son]
Robert Harron [Ted Stoneman, the younger son]
Wallace Reid [Jeff, the Blacksmith (as Wallace Reed)]
Mary Alden [Lydia - Stoneman's Mulatto Housekeeper]
George Siegmann [Silas Lynch - Mulatto Lieut. Governor (as George Seigmann)]
Walter Long [Gus, a renegade negro]
Joseph Henabery [Abraham Lincoln and several other parts (as Jos. Henabery)]
Raoul Walsh [John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln's Murderer]
Donald Crisp [Gen. U.S. Grant]
Howard Gaye [General Robert E. Lee]
William de Vaull [Nelse, an old-fashioned negro]
William Freeman [Jake, a black man faithful unto death / Sentry at the Hospital]
Tom Wilson [Stoneman's Servat]
Sam de Grasse [Charles Sumner]
Fred Burns
Allan Sears
Violet Wilkey [Flora Cameron as a Child]
Elmo Lincoln [White-arm Joe and other Roles]
Alberta Lee [Mrs. Lincoln]
Olga Grey [Laura Keene]
Eugene Pallette [Union Soldier]
Dark Cloud [General in the Appomatox surrender]
John Ford [Klansman (uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Madame Sul-Te-Wan [A black woman, Dr. Cameron's taunter]
Gibson Gowland [Extra]
Jack Pickford [[In blackface]]
Ted Mulford [Man falling from roof (uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Erich von Stroheim [Man falling from roof (uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Jules White [Man falling from roof (uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Ben White [Man falling from roof (uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Charles Eagle Eye [Extra]
Lenore Cooper [Elsie's Maid]
Alma Rubens [Belles of 1861]
Donna Montran [Belles of 1861]
N. N. [Piedmont Girl] [Piedmont Girl]
Charles Stevens [Man who reports Piedmont raid to the Confederates]
Harry Braham [Cameron's Male Servant]
.D.W. Griffith.George Siegmann.Monte Blue.Christy Cabanne.Erich von Stroheim.Raoul Walsh.Henry B. Walthall.Mae Marsh.Lillian Gish.Robert Harron.Wallace Reid.Donald Crisp.Elmo Lincoln.John Ford.Jack Pickford.Alma Rubens

Technical specifications

Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - Black and White,Length: 190 minutes, 11335 feet, 12 reels, 16 frames per second
Sound System: silent
First Screening: January 1, 1915 in Riverside, California, Loring Opera House [as The
US Copyright: February 08, 1915 - ©LP.6677 [as The Birth of a Nation]
Survival Status: Prints of this picture exist


- Motography, Vol XIII, March 20, 1915, pg 431p
- Motography, Vol XIII, June 19, 1915, pg 1009
100 Film da salvare, pg 20ff; - Jerzy Toeplitz, Geschichte des Films, Band I, pg. 129f

References in Databases
IMDb - International Movie Data Base Nr. tt0004972
KinoTV Database Nr. 7862
Szenenfoto aus dem Film 'The Birth of a Nation'

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