The First Legion. Drama. Written by Emmett Lavery
. Directed by Anthony Brown. 46th Street Theatre: 1 Oct 1934- Jan 1935 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast: Lester Atwell (as "Novices and Choir"), Robert Barrett
(as "Novices and Choir"), Charles Coburn
(as "Rev. Edward Quarterman, S.J."), Charles Danforth (as "Novices...
John B. Litel
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Did You Know?
Portrayed a number of famous historical figures in several Warner Bros. shorts during his long career, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee. The film Give Me Liberty
(1936) with Litel as Henry won an Academy Award for best short. In it he managed to recite a long and complicated speech in one take. His short film on Jefferson entitled The Declaration of Independence