~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
Triangle Film Corporation
Wark Producing

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Produced by: D.W. Griffith
Music by: Joseph Carl Breil
Cinematography by: G.W. Bitzer
Film Editing by: D.W. Griffith, James Smith & Rose Smith
Production Design by:
D.W. Griffith
Art Direction by: Walter L. Hall
Costume Design by:
D.W. Griffith & Clare West
Assistant Makeup Artist: Robert Anderson
Makeup Artist:
D.W. Griffith
Production Supervisor: Frank E. Woods
Assistant Director: Herbert Sutch
Second Assistant Director (French Story): Arthur Berthelet
Second Assistant Director (Modern Story):
Monte Blue
Second Assistant Director (Modern Story): Tod Browning
Second Assistant Director (Babylon Story): Christy Cabanne
First Assistant Director (Babylon Story): Elmer Clifton
Second Assistant Director (Babylon Story): Jack Conway
Second Assistant Director (Modern Story): Edward Dillon
Second Assistant Director (Babylon Story):
Allan Dwan
Second Assistant Director (Babylon Story): Victor Fleming
Second Unit Director (Babylon Sequence): Sidney Franklin
First Assistant Director (Babylong story): Joseph Henabery
Second Unit Director (New York): Joseph Henabery
Second Assistant Director (Babylon Story): George W. Hill
Second Assistant Director (Modern Story): Lloyd Ingraham
Second Assistant Director (Babylon Story): George Nichols Jr.
Second Assistant Director (Babylon Story): Mike Siebert
First Assistant Director (Los Angeles): George Siegmann
Set Builder: Frank Wortman, Joseph Stringer
Construction Supervisror (Gallows): Martin Aguerre
Property Master: Ralph M. DeLacy
Assistant Property Master: Hal Sullivan
Carpenter: Shorty English
Set Designer: Walter L. Hall, R. Ellis Wales, Frank Wortman
Special Effects by: Hal Sullivan
Stunts: Leo Nomis
Stunt Double for Miriam Cooper: Charles Eagle Eye
Associate Photographer: Karl Brown
First Assistant Camera: Louis Bitzer
Camera Elevator Engineer/Dolly Grip:
Allan Dwan
Second Assistant Camera: Jack Wagner
Still Photographer: James G. Woodbury
Costumer: R. Ellis Wales
Assistant Editor: Joe Aller
Music Arranger (1918 release): Louis F. Gottschalk
Music Arranger (UK 1917 release): A.J. Beard
Music Arranger: Joseph Carl Breil &
D.W. Griffith
Presenter: D.W. Griffith
Technical Advisor: Martin Aguerre
Technical Director: Robert Anderson
Choreographer: Gertrude Bambrick
Executive Assistant for D.W. Griffith: J.A. Barry
Religious Advisors: Neal Dodd & Rabbi Myers
Research Assistants:
Lillian Gish & Joseph Henabery
Crewman: Wilbur Higby
Laboratory Technician: Abe Scholtz
Ruth St. Denis
Production Assistant (Babylon Sequence): Erich von Stroheim
Chief Technologist/Historical Advisor: R. Ellis Wales
Publicist: B.F. Zeidman

Length: 14 Reels
Runtime: 197 Minutes
Released: September 5, 1916

Filmed at:
Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Fine Arts Studios - 4516 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
(Babylon set)
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA
(Babylon set)
Saint-Mihiel, Meuse, France
(World War Front: Modern War sequence)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Buena Vista, Temple Streets, Los Angeles, California, USA
(street scene)

Lillian Gish ... The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle / Eternal Mother
Mae Marsh ... The Dear One
Robert Harron ... The Boy
F.A. Turner ... The Dear One's Father (as Fred Turner)
Sam De Grasse ... Arthur Jenkins
Vera Lewis ... Mary Jenkins
Mary Alden ... Uplifter
Eleanor Washington ... Uplifter
Pearl Elmore ... Uplifter
Lucille Browne ... Uplifter
Julia Mackley  ... Uplifter
Miriam Cooper ... The Friendless One
Walter Long ... The Musketeer of the Slums / Babylonian Warrior
Tom Wilson ... The Kindly Policeman
Ralph Lewis ... The Governor
Lloyd Ingraham ... Judge of the Court
A.W. McClure ... Father Fathley
John P. McCarthy ... Prison Guard (as J.P. McCarthy)
Monte Blue  ... The Strike Leader
Marguerite Marsh ... Debutante
Edward Dillon ... Crook
Billy Quirk ... Bartender
Howard Gaye ... Jesus Christ / Cardinal de Lorraine
Lillian Langdon ... Virgin Mary
Olga Grey ... Adultress
Erich von Ritzau ... First Pharisee
Bessie Love  ... The Bride of Cana
William H. Brown ... Father of the Bride of Cana / Warden
George Walsh ... The Bridegroom of Cana
W.S. Van Dyke ... Cana Wedding Guest
Margery Wilson ... Brown Eyes
Eugene Pallette ... Prosper Latour
Spottiswoode Aitken ... Brown Eyes's Father
Ruth Handforth ... Brown Eyes's Mother
Allan Sears ... The Mercenary (as A.D. Sears)
Frank Bennett  ... Charles IX
Maxfield Stanley ... Henri III
Josephine Crowell ... Catherine de Médici
Constance Talmadge ... Marguerite de Navarre / The Mountain Girl
W.E. Lawrence ... Henri de Navarre
Joseph Henabery ... L'amiral de Coligny / Defendant
Chandler House ... Page
Elmer Clifton ... The Rhapsode
Alfred Paget ... Prince Belshazzar
Carl Stockdale ... King Nabonidus
Tully Marshall ... High Priest of Bel / Friend of the Musketeer
Dore Davidson ... The Friendly Neighbor
Taylor N. Duncan ... Captain of the Gateg / Bodyguard of the Princess Beloved
Morris Levy ... Le duc de Guise (scenes deleted)
Seena Owen ... The Princess Beloved
Sylvia Ashton  ... Woman at Jenkins Employees Dance (uncredited)
George Beranger ...  Second Priest of Bel (uncredited)
Barney Bernard ... Attorney for The Boy (uncredited)
Frank Borzage ... Extra (uncredited)
Kitty Bradbury ... Jenkins Party Guest (uncredited)
John Bragdon ... Counselor of Charles IX (uncredited)
Karl Brown ... Extra (uncredited)
Tod Browning ... Crook (uncredited)
Frank Brownlee  ... The Mountain Girl's Brother (uncredited)
Kate Bruce ... Old Babylonian Mother / The City Mother (uncredited)
Edward Burns ... Charioteer of the Priest of Bel (uncredited)
James Burns ... Charioteer of the Second Priest of Bel (uncredited)
David Butler ... Babylonian Soldier (uncredited)
Ernest Butterworth ... Extra (uncredited)
Frank Campeau  ... Extra (uncredited)
Jewel Carmen ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Francis Carpenter ... Child in Epilogue (uncredited)
Peggy Cartwright  ... Little Girl (uncredited)
William E. Cassidy ... Extra (uncredited)
Hazel Childers ... Jenkins Party Guest (uncredited)
Lotta Clifton ... Dancer of Tammuz (uncredited)
Dark Cloud ... Ethiopian Chieftan (uncredited)
Constance Collier ... Extra (uncredited)
Virginia Lee Corbin ... Child in Epilogue (uncredited)
Gino Corrado ... The Runner (uncredited)
Jack Cosgrave ... Chief Eunuch (uncredited)
William Courtright ... Second Pharisee (uncredited)
Donald Crisp ... Extra (uncredited)
James Curley ... The Charioteer of Cyrus (uncredited)
Ruth Darling  ... Girl at the Marriage Market (uncredited)
Max Davidson ... Kindly Neighbor (uncredited)
Nigel De Brulier ... Extra (uncredited)
Carol Dempster ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
The Denishawn Dancers ... Dancers (uncredited)
Charles Eagle Eye ... Barbarian Chieftain (uncredited)
Douglas Fairbanks ... Man on White Horse (uncredited)
George Fawcett ... Babylonian Judge (uncredited)
Julia Faye ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Clarence Geldart ... Extra (uncredited)
Mildred Harris ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Extra (uncredited)
Russell Hicks ... Extra (uncredited)
Clyde E. Hopkins ... Jenkins's Secretary (uncredited)
DeWolf Hopper Sr. ... Extra (uncredited)
Luray Huntley ... Uplifter (uncredited)
George James ... Councellor of Charles IX (uncredited)
Daisy Jefferson ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Noble Johnson ... Babylonian Soldier (uncredited)
Martin Landry  ... Auctioneer at the Marriage Market (uncredited)
Robert Lawler  ... Babylonian Judge (uncredited)
Alberta Lee ... Wife of The Kindly Neighbor (uncredited)
Jennie Lee ... Woman at Jenkins Employees Dance (uncredited)
Elmo Lincoln ... The Mighty Man of Valor (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Extra (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Extra (uncredited)
Arthur Meyer ... Brother of a Girl at the Marriage Market (uncredited)
Felix Modjeska ... Bodyguard to the Princess (Babylonian Story) (uncredited)
Margaret Mooney ... Girl at the Marriage Market (Babylonian Story) (uncredited)
Owen Moore ... Extra (uncredited)
Carmel Myers ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Loyola O'Connor  ... Attarea's Slave (uncredited)
Vester Pegg ... Extra (uncredited)
Mazie Radford ... Dancer of Tammuz (uncredited)
Wallace Reid ... Boy Killed in Battle (uncredited)
Louis Ritz ... Counselor to Charles IX (uncredited)
Louis Romaine ... Catholic Priest (uncredited)
Alma Rubens ... Girl at the Marriage Market (uncredited)
Howard Scott ... Babylonian Dandy (uncredited)
Ted Shawn ... Dancer of Tammuz (uncredited)
George Siegmann ... Cyrus (uncredited)
Ah Singh ... First Priest of Nergel (uncredited)
Ranji Singh ... Second Priest of Nergel (uncredited)
Eve Southern ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Ruth St. Denis  ... Dancer of Tammuz (uncredited)
Pauline Starke ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Girl at the Marriage Market (uncredited)
Herbert Sutch ... Extra (uncredited)
Natalie Talmadge  ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Ethel Grey Terry ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Herbert Beerbohm Tree  ... Extra (uncredited)
Charles Van Courtlandt ... Gobyras (uncredited)
King Vidor ... Extra (uncredited)
Erich von Stroheim ... Second Pharisee (uncredited)
Anna Mae Walthall ... Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Raymond Wells ... Counselor to Charles IX (uncredited)
Winifred Westover ... The Favorite of Egibi (uncredited)
Grace Wilson ... Dancer of Tammuz (uncredited)
Hal Wilson ... Extra (uncredited)
Tammany Young ... Extra (uncredited)
~Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages~
Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Written by:
Hettie Grey Baker - titles
Tod Browning
D.W. Griffith - scenario & titles
Anita Loos - titles
Mary H. O'Connor - titles
Frank E. Woods

Based on the poem by Walt Whitman.
~Plot Synopsis~
Sometime during the shooting of the landmark The Birth of a Nation, filmmaker D.W. Griffith
probably wondered how he could top himself. In 1916, he showed how, with the awesome
Intolerance. The film began humbly enough as a medium-budget feature entitled The Mother and the
Law, wherein the lives of a poor but happily married couple are disrupted by the misguided
interference of a "social reform" group. A series of unfortunate circumstances culminates in the
husband's being sentenced to the gallows, a fate averted by a nick-of-time rescue engineered by his
wife. In the wake of the protests attending the racist content of The Birth of a Nation, Griffith wanted
to demonstrate the dangers of intolerance. The Mother and the Law filled the bill to some extent, but
it just wasn't "big" enough to suit his purposes. Thus, using The Mother and the Law as merely the
base of the film, Griffith added three more plotlines and expanded his cinematic thesis to epic
proportions. The four separate stories of Intolerance are symbolically linked by Lillian Gish as the
Woman Who Rocks the Cradle ("uniter of the here and hereafter"). The "Modern Story" is essentially
The Mother and the Law; the "French Story" details the persecution of the Huguenots by Catherine
de Medici (Josephine Crowell); the "Biblical Story" relates the last days of Jesus Christ (Howard
Gaye); and the "Babylonian Story" concerns the defeat of King Belshazzar (Alfred Paget) by the
hordes of Cyrus the Persian (George Siegmann). Rather than being related chronologically, the four
stories are told in parallel fashion, slowly at first, and then with increasing rapidity. The action in the
film's final two reels leaps back and forth in time between Babylon, Calvary, 15th century France, and
contemporary California. Described by one historian as "the only film fugue," Intolerance baffled
many filmgoers of 1916 -- and, indeed, it is still an exhausting, overwhelming experience, even for
audiences accustomed to the split-second cutting and multilayered montage sequences popularized
by Sergei Eisenstein, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard, Joel Schumacher, and MTV. On a pure
entertainment level, the Babylonian sequences are the most effective, played out against one of the
largest, most elaborate exterior sets ever built for a single film. The most memorable character in this
sequence is "The Mountain Girl," played by star on the rise Constance Talmadge; when the
Babylonian scenes were re-released as a separate feature in 1919, Talmadge's tragic death scene was
altered to accommodate a happily-ever-after denouement. Other superb performances are delivered
by Mae Marsh and Robert Harron in the Modern Story, and by Eugene Pallette and Margery Wilson
in the French Story. Remarkably sophisticated in some scenes, appallingly naïve in others,
Intolerance is a mixed bag dramatically, but one cannot deny that it is also a work of cinematic
genius. The film did poorly upon its first release, not so much because its continuity was difficult to
follow as because it preached a gospel of tolerance and pacifism to a nation preparing to enter World
War I. Currently available prints of Intolerance run anywhere from 178 to 208 minutes; while it may
be rough sledding at times, it remains essential viewing for any serious student of film technique.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com