Samuel Lount 36 years old

Back in 1837 in the Northwoods of Canada and beyond, a movement was started among the colonialists to demand the right to own property in the New World. This interesting docudrama follows the tragic outcome of that movement for one of its leaders, the pacifist and nearly beatific Samuel Lount (also the great-great-great uncle of producer Elvira Lount). The orator and journalist William Lyon Mackenzie stoked up the fire among the property-deprived, and a march on Toronto was begun. Lount was convinced to join the rebellion much against his better judgment -- he belonged to the Children of Peace religious sect. Lount's own pacifism meant nothing to the authorities; they executed Lount for treason after crushing the rebellion. R.H. Thomson plays the title role in this low-budget but high-energy effort.

Credits

Samuel Lount Cast

Name Character
Cedric Smith He was 41, now 78 years old
R. H. Thomson He was 37, now 74 years old
David Bolt He was 19, 49 years old when he died as Dr. Rolph
David Petersen He was 334, 86 years old when he died
Andrew Gillies
Gary Levert He was 27, now 63 years old
Richard Donat He was 44, now 80 years old as Sheriff Jarvis
George Dawson He was 87, 103 years old when he died as Alderman Powell
Christopher Newton He was 15, 37 years old when he died

Samuel Lount Crew

Name Department
Phil Savath as Writer. He was 38 (57) years old when He died Writing
Laurence Keane as Writer. Writing
Laurence Keane as Director. Directing
Samuel Lount poster
Samuel Lount (36 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, September 12, 1985