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



as Nathan Holden

as Miss Nancy Montague

as Capt. Walter Butler

as Justice Montague

as Charles Philip Edwar...

as Samuel Adams

as John Hancock

as King George III

as William Pitt

as Lord Chamberlain

as Thomas Jefferson

as Patrick Henry

as George Washington

as Maj. Gen Warren

as Richard Henry Lee

as Sir Ashley Montague

as General Gage

as Capt. Montoue

as Lord Chamberlain

as Captain Montour

as Sir Ashley Montague

as Chief of Senecas, Hi...

as Paul Revere

as Marquis de Lafayette

as John Parker, Captain...

as Major Pitcairn

as Jonas Parker

as Colonel Prescott

as Major General Warren

as Captain Hare

as Patrick Henry

as Chief of Mohawks, Jo...

as Marquis de Lafayette

as Edmund Burke

as Personal Servant of ...

as Household Servant at...

as Lord North

as A Refugee Mother

as Major Strong

as An Old Patriot
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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