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1776
- Ken Howard

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview

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.)

Cast List

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
Frederic Downs
William Hansen
Daniel Keyes - Actor, Caretaker on DARK SHADOWS (1967)
Peter Forster
Fred Slyter
Richard McMurray
Barry O'Hara
Charles Rule
Onna White
Ken Howard - Television Actor, THE WHITE SHADOW
John Myhers - American actor - Weddings and Babies
Patrick Hines
Ralston Hill
William Daniels - Emmy winning actor
Leo Leyden
John Holland - Supporting Actor
John Cullum - American Actor, HAMLET (1964)
William Duell
Donald Madden
Jack De Mave
Peter H. Hunt - American Director/B. 1938
Harry Stradling - Director Of Photography
Harry Stradling Sr. - Director Of Photography
Rex Robbins
William H. Bassett - Actor/"Black Eagle"
Richard O'Shea
Emory Bass
Roy Poole - American Actor
Howard Caine - Character Actor
William F. Engle
Blythe Danner - American film, stage, television actress
Andy Albin
William Ziegler
Patricia Zipprodt
Ronald Holgate
Gordon Devol
James Noble - Actor/"Willed A Miracle"
Stephen Nathan
Howard Da Silva - American Actor
Heber Jentzsch
Virginia Vestoff
Jonathan Moore
Mark Montgomery - Actor
Ray Middleton - American Singer/Actor
Jordan Rhodes
Florence Williamson

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 166
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396058910
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Musical & Performing Arts
Movies > Musicals

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Notes:
Last film produced by Jack Warner.

Reviews:
"...[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

 
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