- Stars: Andy Albin, Barry O’Hara, Blythe Danner, Daniel Keyes, David Ford, Donald Madden, Emory Bass, Fred Slyter, Frederic Downs, Gordon Devol, Howard Caine, Howard Da Silva, Jack De Mave, James Noble, John Cullum, John Holland, John Myhers, Jonathan Moore, Jordan Rhodes, Ken Howard, Leo Leyden, Mark Montgomery, Peter Forster, Ray Middleton, Rex Robbins, Richard McMurray, Roy Poole, Stephen Nathan, Virginia Vestoff, William Bassett, William Daniels, William Duell, William Hansen
- Release Date: November 09, 1972
- Run Time: 142 mins
- Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
The film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name. In the days leading up to July 4, , Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single “nay” vote will forever end the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.