This acclaimed film version of Peter Stone's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which was one of the last big-budget studio musicals, stars William Daniels (TV's Saint Elsewhere) as John Adams and Howard Da Silva as Ben Franklin. A rollicking, anachronistic treatment of the creation of the Declaration of Independence, with the American forefathers conducting themselves with uncharacterstic--and comical--indignity. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography (Harry Stradling, Jr.)
Jack L. Warner - Warner Brothers Movie Mogul
Jack Warner - Warner Brothers Movie Mogul
Sherman Edwards - Playwright/Musical Composer - "1776"
Peter Stone - Screenwriter
Peter H. Stone - Screenwriter
Pierre Marton - Screenwriter
David Ford - Actor
Daniel Keyes - Actor, Caretaker on DARK SHADOWS (1967)
Ken Howard - Television Actor, THE WHITE SHADOW
John Myhers - American actor - Weddings and Babies
William Daniels - Emmy winning actor
John Holland - Supporting Actor
John Cullum - American Actor, HAMLET (1964)
Jack De Mave
Peter H. Hunt - American Director/B. 1938
Harry Stradling - Director Of Photography
Harry Stradling Sr. - Director Of Photography
William H. Bassett - Actor/"Black Eagle"
Roy Poole - American Actor
Howard Caine - Character Actor
William F. Engle
Blythe Danner - American film, stage, television actress
James Noble - Actor/"Willed A Miracle"
Howard Da Silva - American Actor
Mark Montgomery - Actor
Ray Middleton - American Singer/Actor
Last film produced by Jack Warner.
"...[William Daniels delivers] a wonderful performance as John Adams..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 09/11/1992 USA Today, p.3D
"...Full of long, deliberate camera moves, this adaptation of the Broadway hit is about character....William Daniels hits a career high..." - 08/02/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.53