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Land of Liberty (1939)

Approved | | History | 15 June 1939 (USA)
This film tells the history of the United States from pre-Revolution through 1939.

Writers:

Jesse Lasky Jr. (narration), Jeanie Macpherson (narration)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gayne Whitman ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erville Alderson ... (archive footage)
Don Ameche ... Alexander Graham Bell (archive footage)
George Arliss ... (archive footage)
Edward Arnold ... (archive footage)
George Bancroft ... (archive footage)
Binnie Barnes ... (archive footage)
John Barrymore ... (archive footage)
Lionel Barrymore ... (archive footage)
Warner Baxter ... (archive footage)
Janet Beecher ... (archive footage)
Noah Beery ... (archive footage)
Wallace Beery ... (archive footage)
Sidney Blackmer ... (archive footage)
Eleanor Boardman ... (archive footage)
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Storyline

This film tells the history of the United States from pre-Revolution through 1939.

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Taglines:

THE SCREEN'S MIGHTIEST SHOW!(original print ad-all caps) See more »

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History

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Land of Liberty See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MPPDA See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was produced by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA-later MPAA) to be shown at the United States Government Building at both the New York World's Fair and San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition held in 1939 - 1940. See more »

Alternate Versions

A shortened version was released to theaters in 1941. See more »

Connections

Features Northwest Passage (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Ol' Man River
(uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
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DeMille as Editor
12 December 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

This film is almost like a mission statement of what the 58 year old Cecil B. DeMille tried to achieve in filmmaking: the story of America and its people prior to the Revolution to the present day. In order to do this he distorted history to appeal to a middle class audience.


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