The Birth of a Nation

Revealing mistake: A man gets killed and is lying dead on the porch of a commoner. When the man who lives in the house picks up the dead man, the dead man moves his foot, and it's very obvious that he is alive. (02:22:10)

Revealing mistake: When one of the female characters is putting on fine hermine for the little colonel's homecoming party, a black female servant is standing next to her - played by a white woman with black make-up on. You can see that the lower part of her neck is white.

Revealing mistake: Car tire tracks are visible in the KKK segment.

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Intertitle: If in this work we have conveyed to the mind the ravages of war to the end that war may be held in abhorrence, this effort will not have been in vain.



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