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America

America (1924)

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Release Date: Feb 21, 1924 Limited

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This epic tale about the American Revolution broke the bank for filmmaker D.W. Griffith. Robert W. Chambers loosely adapted his novel, The Reckoning, which focuses on the battles in New York state. Griffith however, found it necessary to add a romance, so Chambers obligingly added one for him. Captain Walter Butler (Lionel Barrymore), a supporter of the king, goads the Iroquois Indians into attacking settlers who are loyal to the Revolution. Nathan Holden (Neil Hamilton) is a dispatch rider for

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics

Robert W. Chambers

Mar 10, 1999

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One of Griffith's last great films; a pageant about the American fight for freedom.

November 21, 2007
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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

August 21, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Innovative D. W. Griffith silent featuring great events in America's past.

December 27, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

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