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Independence (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 4 July 1976 (USA)
This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.

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Benjamin Rush
John Favorite ...
John Lansing Jr.
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John Adams
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Thomas Jefferson
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Abigail Adams
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Donald Moore ...
Benjamin Harrison (as Donald C. Moore)
Scott Mulhern ...
Alexander Hamilton
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George Washington
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Samuel Adams
Paul Sparer ...
John Hancock
Tom Spratley ...
George Mason
Donald Symington ...
Richard Henry Lee
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Tom Paine
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This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.

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Drama | Short

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$5,000 (estimated)
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Ken Howard reprised his role as Thomas Jefferson from the original 1969 Broadway production of "1776" and its film adaptation 1776 (1972). See more »

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Benjamin Franklin: You have a republic... if you can keep it.
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Still a good short documentary
1 June 2010 | by (Alexandria, VA, USA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film yesterday (May 31, 2010) at the Independence Hall visitors center in Philadelphia. It's still a good short documentary, especially with the part at the end on the transfer of the Presidency from George Washington to John Adams. We take that for granted today. But back then, most successions were a result of heredity following the passing of a monarch, or by a not-so-peaceful coup.

However, it might be worthwhile to remake the film. Several viewers recognized the fact that the director (John Huston) and the narrator (E.G. Marshall) passed away many years ago. Even thought the script itself it still great, viewers might consider the film to be rather dated. In the least, the film needs be restored. It was fuzzy most of the way through.


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