Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine. 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 protégé, Silas Lynch.
Director: D.W. Griffith
Actors: Henry B. Walthall, Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper
Writer: Thomas Dixon Jr. (adapted from his novel: "The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan"), Thomas Dixon Jr. (play), Thomas Dixon Jr. (novel), D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods
IMDb Rating:7.0 10 5956