One of D.W. Griffith's most ambitious films, AMERICA is a stirring survey of the key events of the American Revolution, overlaid with and compromised by an outdated melodrama of villainy amok.
Nathan Holden (Neil Hamilton)--Minute Man, express rider, and humble farmer--is in love with Nancy Montague (Carol Dempster), an aristocratic Virginian far above his station. Nancy's father (Erville Alderson), a Tory, opposes the message of support sent by the Virginia House of Burgesses to the
Boston insurrectionists led by Samuel Adams (Lee Beggs) and John Hancock (John Dunston), who are about to flee to Lexington to avoid arrest.
The war begins when the redcoats mee...