Based on the novel and play "The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon, Jr., director D.W. Griffith's sweeping, controversial drama is a cinematic milestone that helped define the medium. The film chronicles the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, set against the aftermath of the Civil War and the tumultuous relationship between the Northern Stoneman family and the Southern Camerons. Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Wallace Reid, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper star. **This 1930 reissue print features music and sound effects. 104 min.** Standard; Soundtrack: music score.