The Birth of a Nation

The Clansman

Directed by: D.W. Griffith, USA, 1915
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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 Elmer Clifton
Robert Harron
Joseph Henabery
George Siegmann
Erich von Stroheim
Raoul Walsh
Henry B. Walthall
Scenario D.W. Griffith
Frank E. Woods
Based on Thomas Dixon [Novel "The Clansman"]
Director of Photography G.W. Bitzer
Camera Operator Karl Brown
Composer Joseph Carl Breil
D.W. Griffith
Editor D.W. Griffith
Joseph Henabery
James Smith
Rose Smith
Raoul Walsh
Set Decoration Frank Wortman
Cast Lillian Gish [Elsie Stoneman]
Mae Marsh [Flora Cameron]
Henry B. Walthall [Col. Ben Cameron (as Henry Walthall)]
Miriam Cooper [Margaret Cameron - Elder Sister]
Mary Alden [Lydia - Stoneman's Mulatto Housekeeper]
Spottiswoode Aitken [Dr. Cameron]
Ralph Lewis [Hon. Austin Stoneman - Leader of the House]
George Beranger [Wade Cameron - Second Son (as J.A. Beringer)]
Elmer Clifton [Phil, Stoneman's Elder Son]
Donald Crisp [Gen. U.S. Grant]
Josephine Crowell [Mrs. Cameron]
Howard Gaye [General Robert E. Lee]
Robert Harron [Ted Stoneman, the younger son]
Joseph Henabery [Abraham Lincoln (as Jos. Henabery)]
Jennie Lee [Mammy, The Faithful Servant]
Walter Long [Gus, Cameron's Servant]
Wallace Reid [Jeff, the Blacksmith (as Wallace Reed)]
George Siegmann [Silas Lynch - Mulatto Lieut. Governor (as George Seigmann)]
Maxfield Stanley [Duke Cameron - Youngest Son]
Monte Blue
Harry Braham [Cameron's Male Servant]
Bob Burns [Klan Leader]
Edmund Burns [Klansman]
Bobby Burns [Klansman]
William E. Cassidy
Lenore Cooper [Elsies Magd]
Sam de Grasse [Senator Sumner]
William de Vaull [Jake]
John Ford [Klansman]
Alberta Franklin
William Freeman [The Sentry]
Gibson Gowland
Olga Grey [Laura Keene]
Russell Hicks
Charles King
Alberta Lee [Mrs. Lincoln]
Elmo Lincoln [Blacksmith]
Bessie Love
Donna Montran [Belles of 1861]
Eugene Pallette [Union Soldier]
Vester Pegg
George Reed
Alma Rubens [Belles of 1861]
Allan Sears [Klansman]
Charles Stevens [Freiwilliger]
Erich von Stroheim
Raoul Walsh [Lincolns Moerder]
Jules White
Violet Wilkey [Flora as a child]
Tom Wilson [Stonemans servant]
Mary Wynn
.D.W. Griffith.Robert Harron.George Siegmann.Erich von Stroheim.Raoul Walsh.Henry B. Walthall.Lillian Gish.Mae Marsh.Donald Crisp.Wallace Reid.Monte Blue.Edmund Burns.John Ford.Elmo Lincoln.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: August 2, 1915 in Los Angeles
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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