The Declaration of Independence 84 years old

This historical featurette focuses on Caesar Rodney of Delaware who in the summer of 1776 cast the deciding vote, at the meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, so that the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

Credits

The Declaration of Independence Cast

Name Character
Wilfred Lucas He was 67, 69 years old when he died as John Dickinson (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan He was 45, 76 years old when he died as George Reed (uncredited)
John Litel He was 45, 79 years old when he died as Thomas Jefferson
John Harron He was 35, 36 years old when he died as Rodney's Messenger (uncredited)
Tom Chatterton He was 57, 71 years old when he died as Richard Henry Lee (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore He was 71, 85 years old when he died as The Innkeeper (uncredited)
Ted Osborne He was 38, 68 years old when he died as Caesar Rodney
Henry Hall He was 62, 78 years old when he died as John Hancock (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey He was 60, 64 years old when he died as Congress Clerk (uncredited)
Walter Walker He was 74, 83 years old when he died as Benjamin Franklin (uncredited)
Rosella Towne She was 20, 96 years old when she died as Betsy Kramer
Richard Bond He was 140, 191 years old when he died as Thomas Lynch Jr.
Ferris Taylor He was 50, 72 years old when he died as John Adams (uncredited)
Owen King He was 38, now 45 years old as Edward Rutledge
William Orlamond He was 71, 89 years old when he died as Matthew Kramer (uncredited)

The Declaration of Independence Crew

Name Department
Robert B. Lee as Sound. He was 32 (62) years old when He died Sound
Milo Anderson as Costume Design. He was 28 (74) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Howard Jackson as Music. He was 38 (66) years old when He died Sound
W. Howard Greene as Director of Photography. He was 43 (60) years old when He died Camera
Charles L. Tedford as Screenplay. He was 34 (51) years old when He died Writing
Everett Dodd as Editor. He was 31 (73) years old when He died Editing
Hugh Reticker as Art Direction. He was 54 (85) years old when He died Art
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The Declaration of Independence (84 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, November 26, 1938
  • Runtime: 17 minutes