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Time Out says

Griffith's immensely influential silent film intercuts four parallel tales from history (spanning Babylon, Christ's Judaea, Reformation Europe, and turn-of-the-century America) to embroider a moral tapestry on personal, social and political repression through the ages. The thematic approach no longer works (if it ever did); the title cards are stiffly Victorian and sometimes laughably pedantic; but the visual poetry is overwhelming, especially in the massed crowd scenes. And the unbridled eroticism of the Babylon harem scenes demonstrate just what Hollywood lost when it later bowed to the censorship of the Hays Code.
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Release Details

  • Duration:12 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:DW Griffith
  • Screenwriter:DW Griffith
  • Cast:
    • Lillian Gish
    • Mae Marsh
    • Robert Harron
    • Constance Talmadge
    • Miriam Cooper
    • Alfred Paget
    • Elmo Lincoln
    • Walter Long
    • Bessie Love
    • Seena Owen
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