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Overview: The first major film to deal with the America Revolution, Robert Goldstein's Spirit of '76 , is a textbook example of a movie appearing at precisely the wrong time. The film was completed in 1917, as the United States was entering World War I as an ally of Britain. A federal appeals court judge ruled that "the disposition and purpose of the whole play…is to incite hatred of England and Engl... more

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