The Courageous Mr. Penn (1942)

Associated Locations:

  • City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Associated Dates:

  • October 14, 1644 – William Penn birth
  • March 4, 1681 – King Charles II signs charter for the establishment of Pennsylvania

Penn of Pennsylvania was the original British title of the economical biopic The Courageous Mr. Penn. Clifford Evans stars as Quaker leader William Penn, who leaves the comfort of his family estate to fight for the rights of his religious brethren. Penn’s crusade for spiritual freedom leads him to the New World and the ultimate founding of the colony of Pennsylvania.

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