Monday, February 22, 2016

DW Griffith Presents America -- February 22, 2016

In honor of George Washington's birthday, here is a poster for America, DW Griffith's 1924 epic about the American Revolution.  It is a long movie that recreates many of the events of the revolution.  George Washington appears, played by an obscure actor named Arthur Dewey.  Neil Hamilton, later Commissioner Gordon on Batman, was the hero.  Griffith's protege Carol Dempster was the heroine.

I spoke to the DAR about this movie and how it is a good example of why people don't make many movies about the revolution. 

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