The Battle (1911 film)

The Battle is a 1911 American war film directed by D. W. Griffith. The film was set during the American Civil War. It was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where many early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based at the beginning of the 20th century.[1][2][3] Prints of the film survive in several film archives around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, UCLA Film and Television Archive, George Eastman House and the Filmoteca Española.[4] It was Lionel Barrymore's motion picture debut.

The Battle
Directed byD. W. Griffith
StarringCharles West
Blanche Sweet
CinematographyG. W. Bitzer
Distributed byBiograph Company
Release date
  • November 6, 1911 (1911-11-06)
Running time
19 minutes (16 frame/s)
CountryUnited States


See also


  1. Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8
  2. "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  3. Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5
  4. "Silent Era: The Battle". silentera. Retrieved July 12, 2008.
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