This is a 37-minute orientation film, filmed in the spring of 1956, for visitors to historic Colonial Williamsburg, and photographed in the area restored by the Rockerfeller Foundation. The plot follows a fictional Virginia planter, John Fry (Jack Lord), who becomes a member of Virginia's House of Burgesses. Through contact with Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and other patriots, he gradually loses his ties with the pro-British faction and casts his lot with the rebels. Written by
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Circa 1977: Two specially-designed theaters in the Information Center are used, utilizing 70 mm projection equipment with six-channel Todd-AO sound. Each print averages 1,250 runs at the two auditoriums , and ten prints are exhausted in the course of 9,000 showings each year. The print is cleaned by hand after each showing. See more