In both 1921 and 1927, edited versions of the film were released to reflect current political viewpoints.
In 1931 a shorter version with an orchestral track was released. The reissue version was reedited and shorted under Griffith's supervision, and also included sound effects. Also filmed and added to this version was a prologue featuring Griffith in conversation with actor Walter Huston, introducing the film.
Most versions issued before the 1992 restoration have no color tintings. Early censorship and incorrect projection speeds have created shorter versions.
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