MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,064 this week

Let Freedom Ring (1939)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  24 February 1939 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 113 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land he needs for his new railroad cheaply. Everybody hopes, that Steve Logan ends his regime, but he allies with Jim Knox. Nobody knows, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screen play), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

Wuthering Heights – review
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 29 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 210 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 115 titles
created 17 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 272 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Let Freedom Ring" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Let Freedom Ring (1939)

Let Freedom Ring (1939) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Let Freedom Ring.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dragon Seed (1944)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

Directors: Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Van Johnson, Arlene Dahl, Gloria DeHaven
Saratoga (1937)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his cantankerous old grandfather become inseparable friends. But Gramps is concerned for his grandson's ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cedric Hardwicke, Beulah Bondi
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks
Bewitched (1945)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young woman has two distinct personalities, one of whom is evil and constantly gets her in trouble.

Director: Arch Oboler
Stars: Phyllis Thaxter, Edmund Gwenn, Henry H. Daniels Jr.
Libeled Lady (1936)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre, a writer of school text books, has married Mabel "on the rebound", after his ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury
Rosalie (1937)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who turns out to be a princess from an European kingdom.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan
Certificate: Passed Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley
Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern
The Bribe (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Federal agent Rigby, in Central America to trace stolen plane engines, falls for the gorgeous wife of the chief suspect.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton
The Threat (1949)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Vicious hood 'Red' Kluger escapes from Folsom Prison and carries through on his threats to the detective who arrested him and the D.A. who got him convicted.

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Maggie Adams
...
Chris Mulligan
...
Thomas Logan
...
Jim Knox
Guy Kibbee ...
David Bronson
Charles Butterworth ...
The Mackerel
...
Rutledge
Raymond Walburn ...
Underwood
Dick Rich ...
'Bumper' Jackson
...
Gagan
...
'Pop' Wilkie (as George F. Hayes)
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Ned Wilkie
Sarah Padden ...
'Ma' Logan
Eddie Dunn ...
'Curly'
Edit

Storyline

Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land he needs for his new railroad cheaply. Everybody hopes, that Steve Logan ends his regime, but he allies with Jim Knox. Nobody knows, that he's actually a government agent. But when Jim finds out, he tries to kill Steve. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Thrill-Blasting Drama of Men and Women at the Turn of a New Era with a cast as big as the Majestic land they Glorify !

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Song of the West  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The setting is 1868, but Steve sings the 1904 song "Ten Thousand Cattle Straying" and the 1912 song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". See more »

Quotes

Maggie Adams: You've got lots of money, haven't you?
Jim Knox: Ooooh, I keep it in barrels.
Maggie Adams: Then why do you go around robbing poor people, stealing their land and burning them out? If you're such a rich man, why are you a thief?
Jim Knox: Where I come from people don't call me a thief, they call me a 'financier'.
Maggie Adams: And what country do you come from?
Jim Knox: It's not a country, it's a street. Wall Street.
Maggie Adams: Well that street isn't big enough to run this country Mr Knox. You own the sheriff and the courts and you've got all the money in the ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Noise (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Darling Nellie Gray
(1856) (uncredited)
(Also called "Darling Nelly Gray")
Music and Lyrics by Benjamin Russell Hanby
In the score during the opening credits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Mr. Arnold Wonders, "Why Bother?"
1 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

LET FREEDOM RING is a well intentioned musical comedy about the post-Civil War age of the robber barons. So, who should play a smiling, unscrupulous business tycoon but that most realistic one Edward Arnold

  • in the year that he also played Boss Jim Taylor in MR. SMITH GOES TO


WASHINGTON (and shortly before his fascist minded tycoon in Capra's MEET JOHN DOE). Only his attempt to dominate a small western town that is in the way of his planned railroad somehow comes to the attention of the U.S. Government, who send Nelson Eddy as a special agent to unite the townspeople to confront and defeat the nefarious Arnold. This should tip one off as to this being a Hollywood fantasy. The government in Washington in the 1870s would not only have not bothered sending any agent out to do this, but it would have sent word to Arnold (with palm outstretched) that it was there to assist him in his land grabbing activities. If you doubt me, read Allan Nevins' biography of Stuyvesant Fish, President Grant's Secretary of State - the most honest man in his government. Nevins chronicles the series of scandals that tarnished Grant's two terms, several dealing with railroads.

It is a disparate group that Eddy has to bring together. Besides his love interest (Virginia Bruce) there is the Mayor (Guy Kibbee), the local newspaper editor (Raymond Walburn), the railroad's leading bully boy (a misguided one, as it turns out) Victor MacLaghlan, and such strong, firm citizens as Charles Butterworth. Yet, at the end of this cute little film Eddy manages to get the townspeople united against Arnold and his moneyed army. They sing their defiance in Edward's face. Watch the conclusions of this bizaare movie closely. Arnold is not defeated at the end...he justs realizes he has miscalculated in that he picked a route that goes through a town full of lunatics. He shakes his head in bewilderment, picks himself up (probably realizing that the route through some more promising town is better), and leaves. Knowing how smart Edward was, he probably did build his railroad through a better route after all!


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The title's movie poster is incorrect matthew_metoyer
Discuss Let Freedom Ring (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?