America (1924)

America (1924)





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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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Robert W. Chambers
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 10, 1999
United Artists

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as Lord Chamberlain

as Thomas Jefferson

as Patrick Henry

as George Washington

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as Major Strong

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Awesome battle scenes are woven into the story of a family caught up in the currents of history. What's missing is the strong personal feeling that Griffith --whose father fought for the Confederacy -- brought to his story of Reconstruction.

Full Review… | October 5, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The film itself is ordinary, and shows hardly any trace of the largeness and sensitiveness of vision that made The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance the two finest American films produced in ten years.

Full Review… | October 5, 2015
The Spectator

What had begun as a stirring saga about a group of ordinary people caught up in the sweep of history degenerates into a potboiler in which history is reduced to local color.

Full Review… | October 5, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

Full Review… | August 21, 2006

Innovative D. W. Griffith silent featuring great events in America's past.

December 27, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

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