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Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957)

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... See full summary »

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John Fry
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Anne Fry
Margery Maude ...
Madam Fry
Richard Striker ...
Robert Fry
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Caroline Fry
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George Wythe
Michael Laurence ...
John Randolph
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William Byrd III
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Lord Botetourt
John Goodbody ...
The Reverend Mr. Price
Orin M. Bullock Jr. ...
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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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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In writing the final script, playwright Emmet Lavery frequently used quotations from the writings and diaries of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other revolutionary figures to fashion authentic dialogue. See more »

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"The Best Inspirational Film of All Time!"
26 December 2000 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I have seen the "Story of a Patriot" over two dozen times dating back to 1958 for the first time at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center. It continues to be an inspiration to me and my family for strength and conviction in the sight of imposing odds. This is a "must see" for all Americans and a lesson for all the World. The only fault I have with "The Story of a Patriot" is that there was never a sequel using Jack Lord and the original cast perhaps during and after the American Revolution. Every time we revisit Colonial Williamsburg, the very first thing we do after getting our tickets is to see "The Story of a Patriot" on one of the big screens. It always gives me chills for the Freedom which our forefathers bestowed upon us at great sacrifice to their own well being. I also have a VHS tape, but now desire a much improved version on DVD. Even so, I will still begin every visit I make to Colonial Williamsburg by watching "The Story of a Patriot" again.


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