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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - Mini-Series
Xlegion from Ottawa, Ontario
19 September 2006
What a shame that this terrific little mini-series has never been
offered even on video tape let alone DVD. This came out just prior to
the American Bi-Centennial and is a hidden gem. The director tried
something quite novel and new, in that he composed four different films
on Benjamin Franklin highlighting various aspects of Franklin's
Beau Bridges plays a "young Franklin" still trying to figure out his
way in the world. Eddie Albert plays Franklin "the Diplomat" in a great
story about Franklins dealings in Paris trying to get the French to
acknowledge American independence after Burgoyne's surrender.
Richard Widmark plays Franklin "The Rebel" getting caught up in the
early days of the revolution.
Melvin Douglas plays Franklin as an old man, past his prime but still
All we can do is hope that this great series will be released someday
for a new generation.
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