Sons of Liberty is an Oscar-winning short film that tells the story of Haym Salomon, the Jewish financier of the American Revolution. It’s not often that Jewish synagogues were depicted on screen during Hollywood’s early years. The founding moguls didn’t push across their religion on screen. Even in The Life of Emile Zola, a film in which antisemitism plays a strong role, they didn’t even say Jew or Jewish at any point in the film.…"Sons of Liberty: An Oscar-Winning Short Film"
The Time of Their Lives starts out during the American Revolution with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello playing romantic rivals. While the film may start out during the Revolutionary War, it soon jumps 166 years years ahead in time. This makes way for some pleasant laughs with being scared by electricity. Six years into the war, master tinker Horatio Prim (Lou Costello) seeks to free Nora O’Leary (Ann Gillis) out of indentured servitude to Tom…"The Time of Their Lives: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello"
The Life of Emile Zola might not be remembered like other films but the biopic gave Warner Bros. their first Best Picture in studio history. Emile Zola (Paul Muni) is a writer that took up Captain Alfred Dreyfus’ (Joseph Schildkraut) cause after he was falsely accused and convicted of a crime he did not commit. Zola risks his entire career by publishing J’Accuse…! in a French paper. By getting involved, Zola would later be tried…"The Life of Emile Zola: Warner’s First Best Picture"