1776 51 years old

The award winning musical comes to the screen!

1776

The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of the most important documents in the History of the United States, the Declaration of Independence.

Credits

1776 Cast

Name Character
Howard Da Silva He was 63, 76 years old when he died as Dr. Benjamin Franklin
William Daniels He was 45, now 96 years old as John Adams
John Cullum He was 42, now 93 years old as Edward Rutledge (SC)
Blythe Danner She was 29, now 81 years old as Martha Jefferson
Ken Howard He was 28, 71 years old when he died as Thomas Jefferson
Ray Middleton He was 65, 77 years old when he died as Col. Thomas McKean (DE)
William Hansen He was 61, 64 years old when he died as Caesar Rodney (DE)

1776 Crew

Name Department
Peter Stone as Screenplay. He was 42 (73) years old when He died Writing
Peter Stone as Theatre Play. He was 42 (73) years old when He died Writing
Peter H. Hunt as Director. He was 33 (now 85) years old Directing
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1776 (51 years)

The award winning musical comes to the screen!

  • Release day: Thursday, November 09, 1972
  • Runtime: 142 minutes