America (1924 film)
1924 film by D. W. Griffith
- Directed by D. W. Griffith. Written by Robert W. Chambers.
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- The story of the sacrifice made for freedom in the American Revolution is that of a civil war between two groups of English; one group the Americans, being merely Englishmen who settled on the American Continent. The government which Canada and Australia now enjoy was absolutely denied to America through stubborn and false ideas of the autocratic powers guiding the hand of King George the Third. The trouble began England taxed her American colonies to help defray of the French and Indian Wars. The Colonies, not represented in the English Parliament, objected to taxation without representation.
- The King, as well as a certain group around him, failed to understand the spirit of the Colonists who still felt a great attachment to the Mother Country.
- At Valley Forge, where the Rebels endured tremendous privations for the cause which they believed to be so just. Sometimes some were without sufficient clothing even to venture from their cabins to gather firewood.
- Love of tender girlhood! Passionate deeds of heroes! A rushing, leaping drama of charm and excitement!
- A Thrilling Story of Love and Romance
- Neil Hamilton — Nathan Holden
- Erville Alderson — Justice Montague
- Carol Dempster — Miss Nancy Montague
- Charles Emmett Mack — Justice Charles Montague
- Lee Beggs — Samuel Adams
- John Dunton — John Hancock
- Arthur Donaldson — King George III
- Charles Bennett — William Pitt
- Downing Clarke — Lord Chamberlain
- Frank Walsh — Thomas Jefferson
- Frank McGlynn Sr. — Patrick Henry
- Arthur Dewey — George Washington
- P. R. Scammon — Richard Henry Lee
- Lionel Barrymore — Capt. Walter Butler
- Louis Wolheim — Capt. Peter Hare
- Sydney Deane — Sir Ashley Montague (final film role)