Movie 2h 47min

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

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Facts
Director D.W. Griffith
Country United States
Language English
Budget $385,906
Gross $1,000,000
Titles
(Short) Intolerance
(Working) The Mother and the Law
(Alternative) Intolerance: A Sun-Play of the Ages
Production
Distribution
(DVD, Germany, 2011) Aberle-media
(Blu-ray, 2014) Cohen Media Group
(DVD, UK, 2000) Eureka Entertainment
(DVD, 2015) Film Detective
(DVD, 1999) Image Entertainment
(Laserdisk, 1990) Image Entertainment
(New Zealand, 1917) J.C. Williamson Ltd.
(DVD, USA, 2002) Kino Video
(VHS) Kino Video
(VHS and Laserdisk) Republic Pictures Home Video
(Poland, 1922) Sfinks
(DVD, Germany, 2012) Süddeutsche Zeitung
Other
(Post Production) Modern VideoFilm
Description

Regarded as one of the most influential films of the silent era (though it received mixed reviews at the time), the three-and-a-half-hour epic intercuts four parallel storylines, each separated by several centuries: (1) a contemporary melodrama of crime and redemption, (2) a Judean story: Christ's mission and death, (3) a French story: the events surrounding the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572, and (4) a Babylonian story: the fall of the Babylonian Empire to Persia in 539 BC. Each story had its own distinctive color tint in the original print, but not in the currently available versions. The scenes are linked by shots of a figure representing Eternal Motherhood, rocking a cradle.

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Cast
Robert Harron - The Boy
Mae Marsh - The Dear One
Lillian Gish - The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle/Eternal Mother
Mary Alden - Uplifter
Vera Lewis - Mary Jenkins
Sam De Grasse - Arthur Jenkins
F.A. Turner - The Dear One's Father
Tully Marshall - High Priest of Bel / Friend of the Musketeer
Sylvia Ashton - Woman at Jenkins Employees Dance (uncredited)
George Beranger - Second Priest of Bel (uncredited)
Barney Bernard - Attorney for The Boy (uncredited)
Crew
Tod Browning - Writer
D.W. Griffith - Writer
Anita Loos - Writer
Mary H. O'Connor - Writer
Walt Whitman - Writer
Frank E. Woods - Writer
D.W. Griffith - Director
Hettie Grey Baker - Writer
D.W. Griffith - Producer
Carl Davis - Music
Joseph Carl Breil - Music
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