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Courageous Mr. Penn (1942)

Penn of Pennsylvania (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 26 January 1942 (UK)
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."

Director:

Lance Comfort

Writers:

Anatole de Grunwald (original story and screenplay) (as Anatole deGrunwald), C.E. Vulliamy (with acknowledgements to "William Penn")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clifford Evans ... William Penn
Deborah Kerr ... Gulielma
Dennis Arundell Dennis Arundell ... Charles II
Aubrey Mallalieu Aubrey Mallalieu ... King's Chaplain
D.J. Williams D.J. Williams ... Lord Arlington
O.B. Clarence O.B. Clarence ... Lord Cecil
James Harcourt James Harcourt ... Fox
Charles Carson ... Admiral Penn
Henry Oscar ... Pepys
Max Adrian ... Elton
John Stuart ... Bindle
Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill ... Cook
Edward Rigby ... Bushell
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Lord Mayor of London
J.H. Roberts ... Ford
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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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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1942 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Courageous Mr. Penn See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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), in Philadelphia Sunday 3 October 1948 on WCAU (Channel 10), in Boston Sunday 10 October 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), and in Atlanta Thursday 25 November 1948 on WSB (Channel 8). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Opening credits prologue: LONDON 1667) See more »

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Dull and uninteresting
12 July 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I would appear to be the first reviewer of this film from the UK.I would agree with the majority so far in saying that this is a dull and uninteresting film which moves at a snail's pace.The production values aren't up to much but you have to make allowances as this country was at war.I recently visited his home in Rickmandworth which is now the local museum.


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