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Title: 1776 (1972)
Source: YouTube Movies & TV
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Published: Nov 6, 2023
Author: YouTube Movies & TV
Post Date: 2023-11-06 08:04:53 by Esso
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The lively and energetic film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name. In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single "nay" vote will forever end the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants. © 1972, renewed 2000, © 2002 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

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I think I saw this the first time in junior high school when it came out in 1972. This is the only musical that comes to mind that I enjoyed. I'm not a very cultured man, fermented and distilled might be a better descriptor.

Some of you old farts might get a kick out of this if you haven't seen it.

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