Intolerance (film)

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D. W. Griffith

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Intolerance is a 1916 epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith.
He is remembered for The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916).

The Birth of a Nation

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Intolerance was made partly in response to criticism of Griffith's previous film, The Birth of a Nation (1915), which was criticized by the NAACP and other groups as perpetuating racial stereotypes and glorifying the Ku Klux Klan.
Griffith's indignation at efforts to censor or ban the film motivated him to produce Intolerance the following year.

Robert Harron

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Robert Harron as The Boy, a worker at Jenkins Mill
Although he acted in over 200 films, he is known for his roles in the D.W. Griffith directed films The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916).

Miriam Cooper

Miriam Cooper as The Friendless One, former neighbor of the Boy and Dear One
Miriam Cooper (November 7, 1891 – April 12, 1976) was a silent film actress who is best known for her work in early film including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance for D. W. Griffith and The Honor System and Evangeline for her husband Raoul Walsh.

Walter Long (actor)

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Walter Long as Musketeer of the Slums
He appeared in many D. W. Griffith films, notably The Birth of a Nation (1915), where he appeared as Gus, an African American, in blackface make-up, and Intolerance (1916).

Mae Marsh

Mae Marsh as The Dear One
In Intolerance (1916) she plays the wife who has her baby taken away after her husband is unjustly imprisoned.

Vera Lewis

Vera Lewis as Miss Mary T. Jenkins
From 1915 to 1929 she appeared in 63 silent films, including the film classic Intolerance (1916) where she played the "old maid" Miss Jenkins.

Tom Wilson (actor)

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Tom Wilson as The Kindly Officer/Heart
Appearing in 254 films between 1915 and 1963, Wilson had notable supporting roles in the silent film era, like "The Kindly Officer" in D. W. Griffith's epic Intolerance (1916), the angry policeman in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921), and a boxing coach in Buster Keaton's comedy Battling Butler (1926).

National Film Registry

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In 1989, it was one of the first films to be selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Lillian Gish

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Lillian starred in many of Griffith's most acclaimed films, including The Birth of a Nation (1915), Intolerance (1916), Broken Blossoms (1919), Way Down East (1920), and Orphans of the Storm (1921).

Max Davidson

Max Davidson as tenement neighbor of Dear One
By the mid-teens, Davidson had appeared in his first feature film, Edward Dillon's Don Quixote (1915), followed by D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, and Tod Browning's Puppets (both 1916).

Eugene Pallette

Eugene Pallette as Prosper Latour
He worked with D. W. Griffith on such films as The Birth of a Nation (1915), where he played two parts, one in blackface, and Intolerance (1916).

Ralph Lewis (actor)

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Ralph Lewis as The Governor
Intolerance (1916) - The Governor

Tully Marshall

Tully Marshall as High Priest of Bel-Marduk
By the time D. W. Griffith cast him as the High Priest of Bel in Intolerance (1916), he had already appeared in a number of silent films.

Constance Talmadge

Constance Talmadge as Princess Marguerite of Valois (first role in film)
Her first major role was as the Mountain Girl and Marguerite de Valois in D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916).

Elmer Clifton

Elmer Clifton as The Rhapsode, a warrior-singer
A collaborator of D.W. Griffith, he appeared in The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916) before giving up acting in 1917 to concentrate on work behind the camera, with Griffith and Joseph Henabery as his mentors.

Sam De Grasse

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Sam De Grasse as Mr. Arthur Jenkins, mill boss
Intolerance (1916) - Arthur Jenkins

Spottiswoode Aitken

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Spottiswoode Aitken as Brown Eyes' father
Intolerance (1916) - Brown Eyes's Father

Joseph Henabery

Joseph Henabery as Admiral Coligny
Henabery also worked as a second-unit director on Griffith's Intolerance (1916), and supervised the filming of at least one extended sequence that appeared in the film.

Bessie Love

Bessie Love as The Bride
He gave her a small role in his film Intolerance (1916).

Seena Owen

Seena Owen as The Princess Beloved, favorite of Belshazzar
In 1916 she performed in D. W. Griffith's Intolerance.

Howard Gaye

Howard Gaye as The Nazarene
He acted in 27 silent films including Robert E. Lee in Birth of a Nation (1915) and Jesus Christ in D. W. Griffith's Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916).

Mary Alden

Mary Alden
The following year she was in Griffith's Intolerance with Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, and Vera Lewis.