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America (1924)

Passed  -  Drama | History | War  -  21 February 1924 (USA)
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The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.

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Cast

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Nathan Holden
Erville Alderson ...
Justice Montague
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Miss Nancy Montague
Charles Emmett Mack ...
Justice Charles Montague
Lee Beggs ...
John Dunton ...
Arthur Donaldson ...
Charles Bennett ...
Downing Clarke ...
Lord Chamberlain
Frank Walsh ...
Frank McGlynn Jr. ...
Arthur Dewey ...
P.R. Scammon ...
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Capt. Walter Butler
Sydney Deane ...
Sir Ashley Montague
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Storyline

THe first half of the film portrays the struggle of the under-armed, under-manned colonists against the British Redcoats at Lexington, Bunker Hill and Valley Forge. Other landmarks of the American Revolution shown include the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's midnight ride and Patrick Henry's (played by Frank McGlyyn Jr. and not played by his father Frank McGlynn Sr) inflammatory speeches to the VIrginia House of Burgesses. The second half dwells on the bloody Indian War of Mohawk Valley. THe parts are tied together by the troubled romance between a young patriot, Nathan Holden (Neal Hamilton (I)')and Nancy Montague (Carol Dempster), the daughter of a Tory Judge. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Love of tender girlhood! Passionate deeds of heroes! A rushing, leaping drama of charm and excitement! See more »

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Drama | History | War

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21 February 1924 (USA)  »

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América  »

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| (Killiam Restoration with narration)

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1.33 : 1
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This film is regarded as a major turning point in the career of D.W. Griffith. Its critical and public failure ended Griffith's tenure as the industry's preeminent director. See more »

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Silent History Done Right
24 August 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Slow but beautifully-mounted story of the American revolution. Griffith's story-telling seems a lot less heavy-handed than in his earlier historical epics and his tableaux work is fully integrated into the action. Lionel Barrymore is an utter swine, Neil Hamilton is poor but dashing and Carol Dempster is.... well, Carol Dempster is most of what is wrong with Griffith in this period, but she doesn't show up often enough to slow the pace and drama.

Note that the trivia for this movie says it came in originally at slightly more than 2 hours when first released, but that no cut exists that runs longer than 90 minutes. However, the dvd release has been presented at a slower fps rate that increases the tension and brings it back to a bit over two hours.

Far better in terms of story-telling than sound versions, such as THE PATRIOT. While not quite in the league of Griffith's best, such as WAY DOWN EAST and BROKEN BLOSSOMS, an excellent way to spend a couple of hours.


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