Top grossing film of all time.
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Seriously, you need to watch this, for many many reasons.
That is some really blurry picture quality.
Hollywood Classics on YouTube has a much clearer version, though it's got a few issues (such as the soundtrack accidentally being lowered to an almost inaudible volume during the credits.). Also, it being on YouTube, you'll have to hop around from video to video.
This is probably even better quality...
The fact that this was the first film to be shown in the White House never fails to blow my mind!
The opening box office was about $10M, absolutely mind blowing for 1915.
The film was shown constantly, mostly in the South, where watching it had become a tradition that spanned decades, up into the 1940's. It had made to that date over $40,000,000, depending on what numbers you looked at, which would put it's adjusted gross somewhere between $300,000,000 and over a billion depending on how you choose to calculate dollar value over the decades. Not bad for a movie that cost less than two hundred grand to make.
Wish I knew. I just copied and pasted the link into my post and looked at that lovely space between the link and the last line and then *BAM* there it was, bolded and ugly as sin wedged under the URL...
Um... I mean, I'll only share the secret for 50 bucks!
The first half of this movie is really good and surprisingly accurate depiction of the American Civil War and assassination of Abraham Lincoln in a time when there were still people alive who took part.
The second half will unnerve you. "Hey, those Klan fellows are an alright bunch of guys... Wha- AAAAAARGH! NOOOOOOO!!!"
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