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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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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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This short is included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Dodge City (1939) See more »

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aka "My Country 'tis of Thee"
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Played during the opening scene and often in the score
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Impressive Short
29 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sons of Liberty (1939)

*** (out of 4)

Oscar-winning short film from Warner takes place during the American Revolution as Claude Rains leads the group known as "Sons of Liberty" as they use their influence to battle anti-Semitism in the United States. This is a pretty impressive short and you can't help but notice how important this story must have been to Jack Warner for him to use a top-notch director like Curtiz and surround him with some great talent. Rains is terrific in his role and he is perfectly matched by Gale Sondergaard, Henry O'Neill, James Stephenson and Donald Crisp. The story itself is pretty bland but that doesn't take away any of the power, which was to be religiously strong as well as patriotic. Those things are what the film went for and it certainly got them. The Technicolor is perfectly used here and looks terrific. I just love seeing this early color tech and seeing how beautiful fires look using it.


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