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Forrest Barnes (screenplay)
Edward Everett Hale (story)
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Release Date:
27 November 1937 (USA) See more »
In this classic story, US Army Lt. Philip Nolan is upset with his assignment to a remote outpost with no possibility for promotion... See more » | Add synopsis »
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John Litel ... Lt. Philip Nolan

Gloria Holden ... Marian Morgan
Ted Osborne ... Jack Morgan (as Theodore Osborne)
Donald Brian ... Colonel Morgan
Holmes Herbert ... Aaron Burr
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erville Alderson ... President Andrew Jackson (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Harron ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Lincoln's Secretary (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... President Abraham Lincoln (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Ridgely ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Captain Mitchell (uncredited)
Lottie Williams ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Crane Wilbur 
Writing credits
Forrest Barnes (screenplay)

Edward Everett Hale (story)

Cinematography by
Allen M. Davey  (as Allen Davey)
Film Editing by
Benjamin Liss  (as Ben G. Liss)
Art Direction by
Ted Smith 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
Music Department
Howard Jackson .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
"Technicolor Specials (1937-1938 season) #2: The Man Without a Country" - USA (series title)
"Technicolor Specials (1952-1953 season) #2: The Man Without a Country" - USA (series title)
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21 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #3348)

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Vitaphone production reels #8369-8370.See more »
Anachronisms: When Nolan's fiancée Marian visits him on the Hornet in 1835, the song 'Beautiful Dreamer' is playing in the background. 'Beautiful Dreamer' wasn't written until 1864. Foster wrote it just a few days before his death.See more »
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Worth seeing for Gloria Holden, 24 February 2013
Author: Mikel3 from U.S.A.

I turned on the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) channel this morning and saw an interesting 15 minute short. Being a movie fan, these unusual curiosity pieces are one of the reasons I enjoy TCM so much. It starred Gloria Holden of 'Dracula's Daughter' fame. The short was called 'The Man Without a Country' made in 1937, about a year after 'DD'. I know she was in many films during her career yet I have only seen her in 'DD'. This short was in Technicolor and that was a surprise. She really is an unusual looking woman, strangely attractive in her own way. That's one reason she was so effective in 'DD'. It was strange seeing her playing a fashionable lady from the late 1700s here. We see her age about 50 years as she tries to get a pardon for the man she loves, a disgraced army officer. It was a pretty sappy and dated patriotic story. Still it was worth 15 minutes to see Gloria Holden doing something different.

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