Declaration of Independence (film)

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Declaration of Independence
Directed by Crane Wilbur
Produced by John Nesbitt
Written by Thomas Jefferson
Screenplay by Charles L. Tedford
Starring John Litel
Ted Osborne
Rosella Towne
Narrated by Charles Frederick Lindsley
Music by Howard Jackson
Cinematography W. Howard Greene
Edited by Everett Dodd
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • November 26, 1938 (1938-11-26)
Running time
17 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Declaration of Independence is a 1938 American short drama film directed by Crane Wilbur. It won an Academy Award at the 11th Academy Awards in 1939 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).[1][2]


  • John Litel as Thomas Jefferson
  • Ted Osborne as Caesar Rodney
  • Rosella Towne as Betsy Kramer
  • Richard Bond as Thomas Lynch Jr.
  • Owen King as Edward Rutledge
  • Henry Hall as John Hancock


  1. ^ "The 11th Academy Awards (1939) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ "New York Times: Declaration of Independence". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 

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