This dramatic chronicle of early American history is the last of D.W. Griffith's large-scale epic silent films. The basic plot revolves around two young lovers who try to keep a relationship together in the face of the tumultuous days before the Revolution, up to the British battle at Yorktown.
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Critic Reviews for America
One of Griffith's last great films; a pageant about the American fight for freedom.
Griffith's epic spectacle about the Revolutionary War was based on his 1907 play, War. Shot on location, in Farmington and Summit, N.Y., it features impressive battle scenes and period detail, offering an early glimpse of the Native American onscreen
Innovative D. W. Griffith silent featuring great events in America's past.
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