Solid if somewhat whitewashed musical retelling of the days in the Second Continental Congress leading up to the writing, editing, adopting, and signing of the Declaration of Independence. Filled with many catchy tunes, the film boasts a fine cast that includes William Daniels as the quintessential John Adams. Recommended.
***¾ (out of *****)
©2019 David R. George III
1972 • 2 HOURS, 21 MINUTES
• PETER H. HUNT
1972 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (LOST TO CABARET)