William Penn's heroic deeds, on the European and American continents, are told in this portrait of the founding father of both the Quakers and the Pennsylvania colony. Based on C.E. Vulliamy's biography "William Penn."
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Thursday 5 February 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Baltimore Sunday 15 February 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Sunday 25 April 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Detroit Sunday 16 May 1948 on WWJ (Channel 4), in Chicago Saturday 3 July 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), in St. Louis Tuesday 17 August 1948 on KSD (Channel 5), and in Philadelphia Sunday 3 October 1948 on WCAU (Channel 10). See more
In the film, William Penn says he will sign a treaty with the Algonquin Indians. Penn's Treaty was with the Lenape (sometimes called the "Delaware"). See more
Closing credits epilogue: "IN ESSENTIALS UNITY- NON-ESSENTIALS LIBERTY-IN ALL THINGS CHARITY OUT OF OUR UNITY WILL COME THE GREATER UNITY TO EUROPE AND THE WORLD"
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