Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Courageous Mr. Penn

1941 1h 19m Biography List
Reviews
In the court of King Charles II (Dennis Arundell) during the 17th century, young William Penn (Clifford Evans) is disgusted by the cruel treatment meted out to members of a small religious sect, the Quakers. To the dismay of his powerful father (Charles Carson), Penn resigns his military commission and devotes his life to the Quakers. With the support of his loving wife, Gulielma (Deborah Kerr), Penn travels to the New World to found a Quaker colony called Pennsylvania. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

View All (1) Critics Reviews
David N. Butterworth rec.arts.movies.reviews Ooh, Minister... This shoddy excuse for a history lesson bears more than a passing resemblance to those bawdy British Gerald Thomas/Peter Rogers vulgarities of old. Call it "Carry On Quaking," if you will. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 3, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews
Courageous Mr. Penn

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Movie Info

Synopsis In the court of King Charles II (Dennis Arundell) during the 17th century, young William Penn (Clifford Evans) is disgusted by the cruel treatment meted out to members of a small religious sect, the Quakers. To the dismay of his powerful father (Charles Carson), Penn resigns his military commission and devotes his life to the Quakers. With the support of his loving wife, Gulielma (Deborah Kerr), Penn travels to the New World to found a Quaker colony called Pennsylvania.
Director
Lance Comfort
Producer
Richard Vernon
Genre
Biography
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 19m