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The Bill of Rights (1939)

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Short | 21 min | Short, Drama, History

This short subject is a lavish costumed color production which dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. It depicts leading political figures of the American Revolution and the despotic British colonial rule which led to the ...See moreThis short subject is a lavish costumed color production which dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. It depicts leading political figures of the American Revolution and the despotic British colonial rule which led to the creation of the Bill of Rights. Written by Thomas McWilliams See less
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Writer
Charles L. Tedford (original screenplay)
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Updated Aug 19, 1939

Release date
Aug 19, 1939 (United States)

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19 cast members
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Ted Osborne
James Madison James Madison   See fewer
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Moroni Olsen
Royal Governor Dunmore (as Moroni Olson) Royal Governor Dunmore (as Moroni Olson)   See fewer
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Leonard Mudie
Moreland Moreland   See fewer
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Vernon Steele
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Colonel George Mason Colonel George Mason   See fewer
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Tom Chatterton
Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee   See fewer
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Sidney Bracey
Colonist (uncredited) Colonist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Creighton Hale
New York Congressman (uncredited) New York Congressman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Harron
Carter (uncredited) Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hopper
Courier (uncredited) Courier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
King George III (uncredited) King George III (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd Irwin
Captain Collins (uncredited) Captain Collins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glenn Langan
North Carolina Congressman (uncredited) North Carolina Congressman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Frederick Lindsley
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Litel
Patrick Henry (archive footage) (uncredited) Patrick Henry (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Virginia Congressman (uncredited) Virginia Congressman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ridgely
Massachusetts Congressman (uncredited) Massachusetts Congressman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Simpson
Frontiersman (uncredited) Frontiersman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 51 votes