Film version of the Broadway comedy about the first female Supreme Court justice and her politically opposed colleague. Released around the time that Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed to the same position!
1776 movie trailer - starring William Daniels, Ken Howard, Howard Da Silva, Donald Madden, David Ford. Directed by Peter Hunt. Genre: Drama
In his finest performance, Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper-class East Coast society.
1776 movie trailer - starring Ken Howard, Howard Da Silva, William Daniels, Donald Madden, David Ford. Directed by Peter Hunt. Genre: Drama
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Walter Matthau and Jill Clayburgh star in this dramatic comedy that centers around the appointment of the first woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. She is aggressive, witty, magnetic-and an arch-conservative. He is wry, opinionated and roundly liberal. One hundred and one men have preceded the new female justice to seats on the bench of the nation's highest court, but now it's eight men and her. All unanimously accept their new colleague-except Matthau, "The Great Dissenter." He becomes the source of her fury, her challenges, her antagonism... and finally, her loving admiration. Matthau and Clayburgh are unforgettably and hilariously opposed in this contemporary tale that goes behind the bend with wit, wisdom and great conviction.
Ruth Loomis (Jill Clayburg) becomes the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. A staunch conservative, she immediatly runs into conflict with Dan Snow (Walter Matthau), the high court's resident liberal. Although, they never agree on the issues before the Court, they develop a respect and affection for one another after several comedic encounters.
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