My Country 'Tis of Thee (1950)

Approved   |    |  Documentary, Short, Biography

My Country 'Tis of Thee (1950) Poster

A panoramic view of American history from the Pilgrims to 1950 utilizing archival footage.


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Owen Crump (narration written by)

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

30 July 2008 | Bunuel1976
| My Country 'Tis Of Thee (N/A, 1950) ***
This Oscar-nominated 20-minute short (also included on the CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER [1951] DVD) is basically a crash-course in American history – from the days of the pilgrims through the acquisition of Independence, the Western expansion, the Civil War, and going up till the then-recent two World Wars. Needless to say, it has a strong propagandist feeling – generally depicting the American people as industrious and upholders of justice (opting, for obvious reasons, to by-pass such despicable social scourges as gangsterism and racial hatred), while constantly namedropping famous figures which have left their mark in the country’s development from a British colony to supreme world-power over the centuries. Mind you, it’s all quite interesting (though there was little even I wasn’t familiar with) and certainly entertainingly deployed; incidentally, given that the film is mostly made-up of stock footage (even the ‘staged’ scenes), no directorial credit has been attached to it!


Release Date:

17 February 1951



Country of Origin


Contribute to this page

The Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2021

The IMDb editors are anxiously awaiting these delayed 2020 movies. Check out what we'll be watching in 2021.

Browse our picks

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on