Saturday, July 04, 2009


1776 is a 1972 film that has a long history at our house. When the kids got old enough to watch it they all loved it, and it became a particular favorite of The Daughter. She used to make a habit of watching it every 4th of July, but she hasn't mentioned it this year. The musical stars William Daniels, Howard Da Silva and Ken Howard.


Roger Ebert definitely does not like this film. The New York Times says,
Peter H. Hunt's screen version of "1776"... insists on being so entertaining and, at times, even moving, that you might as well stop resisting it.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:55 AM

    Ebert was kind of harsh -- it's a musical comedy for Pete's sake. And I like it a lot.

    A Pal