Story

The hit Broadway musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards became the basis for this 1972 film about America's first congress and the nation's declaration of independence from Britain. Most of the original cast members are aboard, including William Daniels as John Adams. The film is a little stodgy and moves stiffly from scene to scene--the adaptation to the screen is not a smooth success. But it is nonetheless captivating, considering that so few films have dealt directly with America's birth. Directed by Peter H. Hunt. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
  • Widescreen presentation
  • Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Director and screenwriter commentary
  • Screen tests
  • Bonus trailers
  • Production notes
  • Scene selections
  • Interactive menus

Cast

William DanielsJohn Daniels (MA)
Howard Da SilvaDr. Benjamin Franklin (PA)
Ken HowardThomas Jefferson (VA)
Donald MaddenJohn Dickinson (PA)
John CullumEdward Rutledge (SC)
Blythe DannerMartha Jefferson
Howard CaineLewis Morris (NY)
James NobleRev. John Witherspoon (NJ)

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