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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Dean ...
Harry Dumont ...
Crown Prince
Carter B. Harkness ...
Doris Doscher ...
Charles E. Graham ...
Ben Hendricks Sr. ...
Fritz Schmidt (as Ben Hendricks)
Alice Gale ...
John Reinhardt ...
Oscar Schmidt
Gertrude Braun ...
Louisa Schmidt
Stephen Grattan ...
Pat O'Brien
Mrs. O'Brien (as Mary K. Carr)
Jane Grey ...
Jane O'Brien
Edward Elkas ...
Herr Von H.
Anna Lehr
Philip Van Loan


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The Greatest and Most Daring of Photoplays ... The Story of Sin ... A Master Picture Conceived in the Spirit of Truth and Dedicated to All of the Races of the World.







Release Date:

1 December 1918 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lincoln's Dream  »

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1.33 : 1
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Noble, But Failed Attempt
22 April 1999 | by (Pasadena, California, United States) – See all my reviews

THE BIRTH OF A RACE was envisioned as an "answer" to D.W. Griffith's racist and inflammatory film, THE BIRTH OF A NATION. Unfortunately, due to cost overruns, mismanagement and the strings that came attached with white money, the film failed to achieve its original goals. The result was a film that was hardly about African-Americans at all, but about the struggle of white immigrants in this country. It was a failed attempt to counteract the damage that THE BIRTH OF A NATION caused to the image of the African-American. Even with its many shortcomings from both a technical as well as artistic standpoint, THE BIRTH OF A RACE at least demonstrated that motion pictures were indeed a medium to be reckoned with that has an enormous capability to influence a large number of people.

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