The Birth of a Nation (originally called The Clansman) is a 1915 American silent epic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay is adapted from the novel and play The Clansman, both by Thomas Dixon, Jr. Griffith co-wrote the screenplay (with Frank E. Woods), and co-produced the film (with Harry Aitken). It was released on February 8, 1915. Over two hours long, the film was originally presented in two parts separated by an intermission; it was the first 12-reel film in America. Wikipedia
The Birth of a Nation is a member of the following lists: 1910s drama films, American films, Films directed by D. W. Griffith, 1915 films, Abraham Lincoln in fiction, American Civil War films, Epic films, Films based on novels, Films based on plays and Films set in the 1860s.
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Abraham Lincoln: (Lincoln, on his policy for the defeated Southern states) I shall deal with them as though they had never been away.