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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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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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A very good short subject from Warner Brothers!! See more (7 total) »


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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)

Original Music by
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A very good short subject from Warner Brothers!!, 9 March 2001
Author: SkippyDevereaux from Parkersburg, West Virginia

True story of a man who harbors traitorous feelings towards his country, this one being the USA, and suffering mightily for it down the road. Great pacing makes this go by really fast and by the time it is over, you wish that it was longer. Good acting from the entire cast--and also a treat to see a short subject in color!! Also a thrill to figure out who all the uncredited actors and actresses are--as they have been in countless films as supporting characters to the main actors. Very enjoyable through and through!!

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