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Servant of the People: The Story of the Constitution of the United States (1937)

Depiction of the Founding Fathers as they create the Constitution of the United States of America.


Edward L. Cahn (as Edward Cahn)


Virgil C. Dowell (story idea), Robert D. Speers (story idea) | 3 more credits »


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Uncredited cast:
Harry C. Bradley ... Delegate, Washington's Aide (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Colonist Tavern Patron (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Revolutionary Soldier (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Revolutionary War Officer Veteran (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon ... James Madison (uncredited)
William Gould ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Gladden James ... Recording Secretary (uncredited)
Cy Kendall ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Claude King ... George Washington (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Colonist Tavern Patron (uncredited)
Carl Mathews Carl Mathews ... Delegate (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore Henry Roquemore ... Angry Baker (uncredited)


Following the end of the Revolutionary War when many soldiers going home are expecting the freedoms they fought so hard to achieve in defeating the British, they are instead faced with fighting states, which have created a protectionist system of tariffs and duties restricting free movement of goods across state borders. Congress does not want to intervene to usurp what they believe are the states' wants and rights to create laws for themselves. Congress further suggests that the states print their own money, which ends up not solving the problem as those currencies end up only being honored within that state. This system leads to much poverty. Federal leaders are unsure that congress can convene to discuss the constitution based on the wants of individual state members. Even if they can, they will have to come to some resolution of such controversial issues of equality between the states be they large or small, equality among individuals regardless of creed, color or sex, and how to ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

20 March 1937 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Returning Soldiers: [singing] Yankee Doodle keep it up, Yankee Doodle dandy, Mind the music and the step, And with the girls be handy.
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Referenced in Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) See more »

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