1776 1972 | Movie Watchlist


Neither particularly entertaining nor historically accurate, this is a musical attempt at reconstructing the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. The founding fathers are depicted as a less than exemplary lot, given to weakness and vices but noneth… (more)

Released: 1972

Rating: G

TV Guide Rating:(39 ratings)

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(Movie Clip) Lees of Old Virginia
Ron Holgate as the boisterous Richard Henry Lee leads John Adams (William Daniels) and Ben Franklin (Howard Da Silva) in Sherman Edwards' The Lees of (more…)
(Movie Clip) Opening Credits
Opening title credits and first scene featuring William Daniels (as John Adams) from Jack L. Warner's final production, the musical 1776, 1972, direct (more…)
1776 - (Original Trailer)
America's founding fathers work out their differences over the Declaration of Independence through song in the musical 1776 (1972).