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Sons of Liberty (1939)

Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writer:

Crane Wilbur (original screenplay)
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claude Rains ... Haym Salomon
Gale Sondergaard ... Rachel Salomon
Donald Crisp ... Alexander McDougall
Montagu Love ... George Washington
Henry O'Neill ... Member of Continental Congress
James Stephenson ... Colonel Tillman
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Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Technicolor Specials (1938-1939 season) #5: Sons of Liberty See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This short is included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Dodge City (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
Traditional
Played during the opening credits
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SONS OF LIBERTY (Michael Curtiz, 1939) ***
13 March 2010 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Another Oscar-winning Technicolor short, a product this time of Warner Bros. rather than MGM; featuring the involvement of possibly their top director and such first-rate actors as Claude Rains and Gale Sondergaard, it is handled in the studio's recognizable style. The plot is a recreation of a historical incident from America's infancy, with various immigrants (led by a Jew, Haym Salomon) uniting into the titular 'resistance' group – that was also mentioned in D. W. Griffith's America (1924) – against the occupying British forces. With WWII looming, this clearly made for a stirring patriotic call to the masses: however, even when taken on its own merits, the film proves interesting (especially for the unenlightened) and entertaining.


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