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Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine in director D.W. Griffith's controversial Civil War epic. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father and his African-American p...

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Directed by

D.W. Griffith

Written by

Frank E. Woods (Screenplay)
Thomas F. Dixon Jr. (Novel)
D.W. Griffith (Writer)

Runtime

193 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Fiery Cross of the Ku Klux Klan!

Cast

Keywords

silent film army patriotism southern usa ku klux klan

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