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Sons of Liberty (1939)

Approved | | Short, Biography, Drama | 20 May 1939 (USA)
Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.

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Haym Salomon
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Alexander McDougall
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Member of Continental Congress
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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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Technicolor Specials (1938-1939 season) #5: Sons of Liberty  »

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Stirring tribute to America's fight for freedom in 1776...
23 February 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

CLAUDE RAINS gives an earnest performance as a rabbi Haym Salomon who finances Washington's troops during this historical short subject that appears on the Errol Flynn Signature Collection in collaboration with DODGE CITY.

GALE SONDERGAARD is his faithful wife who stands by while he courageously leads the rebels against The Crown in the fight for freedom. All the usual slogans denouncing tyranny and oppression are here, but the short is directed in firm style by the capable Michael Curtiz, who keeps things moving briskly throughout the twenty minutes of running time.

Seen briefly are JAMES STEPHENSON, DONALD CRISP, HENRY O'NEILL and, if you look closely, that's JOHN SUTTON as the horseback rider with a message for Rains. Photographed in Technicolor by Sol Polito, it's a fine example of the sort of shorts Warner Bros. made during the '30s and '40s to accompany feature films.


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