1776 (1972)

This independent production was adapted from the hit 1969 Broadway musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Daniels. The story is set during the first Continental Congress, when the Declaration of Independence was drafted by such founding fathers… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1972
DVD Release Date: July 2, 2002
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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Every American should watch this once a year.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful, witty underrated musical. A 4th of July tradition in my house.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Americans have a propensity for getting chummy with heroic figures of the past -- a tendency on display in this lightly amusing history lesson.

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Emanuel Levy

Semi-successful transfer to the big screen of the 1969 Broadway musical hit, nominated for the Best Cinematography Oscar.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Long and boring musical about the American Revolution.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A star-spangled, all-singing delight.

Scott Weinberg

A whole lotta toe-tappin' musical patriotism.

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