"1776" quotes

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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt
Writer: Peter Stone, Sherman Edwards
Production: N/A
Year: 1972
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.6
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 17 Nov 1972
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 2 nominations total

178 Clips

Where does Georgia stand on the question of independence - 1776 00:35
Where does Georgia stand on the question of independence
On what grounds - 1776 00:35
On what grounds
I move for a postponement - 1776 00:35
I move for a postponement
We do rationally - 1776 04:11
We do rationally
What a beautiful waltz - 1776 04:09
What a beautiful waltz
And I can romp through Cupid's grove with great agility - 1776 01:30
And I can romp through Cupid's grove with great agility
From the Commander - 1776 04:15
From the Commander
Signify by saying - 1776 01:02
Signify by saying
That these united colonies are - 1776 00:58
That these united colonies are
If it's mine to give - 1776 04:26
If it's mine to give
Now for God's sake - 1776 01:00
Now for God's sake
It's 90 degrees - 1776 01:56
It's 90 degrees
It's all right - 1776 02:02
It's all right
Free and independent - 1776 02:04
Free and independent
Brother Sherman - 1776 01:48
Brother Sherman
In this Congress - 1776 02:30
In this Congress
Brother Dickinson - 1776 02:30
Brother Dickinson
Thomas Jefferson - 1776 00:44
Thomas Jefferson
Moved and seconded - 1776 01:12
Moved and seconded
I was told Congress convenes at ten - 1776 00:32
I was told Congress convenes at ten
No vote has ever had to be unanimous - 1776 00:47
No vote has ever had to be unanimous
Do you have the honor to be Dr - 1776 00:27
Do you have the honor to be Dr
Have you eaten - 1776 00:37
Have you eaten
I wonder if we might prevail upon Mr - 1776 03:26
I wonder if we might prevail upon Mr
Caesar Rodney of Delaware - 1776 00:37
Caesar Rodney of Delaware
You'll give yourself an attack of apoplexy if you're not careful - 1776 00:43
You'll give yourself an attack of apoplexy if you're not...
What are you all sitting around for - 1776 01:48
What are you all sitting around for
There's work to be done - 1776 01:48
There's work to be done
I hope you will put in a good word for the rest of us - 1776 01:09
I hope you will put in a good word for the rest of us
You must see that it's hopeless - 1776 01:03
You must see that it's hopeless
How did you leave Caesar - 1776 02:24
How did you leave Caesar
What do you know about the people - 1776 02:59
What do you know about the people
In heaven's name - 1776 03:01
In heaven's name
You write 10 times better than any man in Congress - 1776 01:23
You write 10 times better than any man in Congress
I'm obnoxious and disliked - 1776 01:33
I'm obnoxious and disliked
Let's get on with it - 1776 01:35
Let's get on with it
It's here a Lee - 1776 01:51
It's here a Lee
The resolution on indepdendency - 1776 02:09
The resolution on indepdendency
My name is Richard Henry Lee - 1776 02:08
My name is Richard Henry Lee
Dickinson's shadow - 1776 00:31
Dickinson's shadow
To hell with New York - 1776 00:19
To hell with New York
Hold your damn horses - 1776 01:34
Hold your damn horses
Would you be a doctor of medicine or theology - 1776 00:43
Would you be a doctor of medicine or theology
That man would depress a hyena - 1776 00:16
That man would depress a hyena
Lyman Hall of Georgia - 1776 00:59
Lyman Hall of Georgia
The new delegate from Georgia - 1776 01:10
The new delegate from Georgia
I've no objections - 1776 00:23
I've no objections
In Massachusetts - 1776 01:42
In Massachusetts
In many cases - 1776 01:39
In many cases
Among your charges against the King - 1776 01:41
Among your charges against the King
Ya Know I can't follow a word of your damn French - 1776 00:59
Ya Know I can't follow a word of your damn French
Can anybody tell - 1776 00:30
Can anybody tell
Been living too high again - 1776 00:26
Been living too high again
Is the Declaration ready to be signed - 1776 01:42
Is the Declaration ready to be signed
In good conscience - 1776 01:43
In good conscience
You come into this world screamin' no - 1776 00:26
You come into this world screamin' no
Do something about that damn dog - 1776 00:50
Do something about that damn dog
Seen any fighting - 1776 01:18
Seen any fighting
Family business - 1776 00:19
Family business
Where'd you go for it - 1776 00:13
Where'd you go for it
New York abstains - 1776 00:18
New York abstains
They're reading the Declaration - 1776 00:44
They're reading the Declaration
For heaven's sake - 1776 00:41
For heaven's sake
You're a man of property - 1776 02:01
You're a man of property
And we've got Maryland - 1776 01:29
And we've got Maryland
A group of drunk and disorderly recruits against the entire British army - 1776 01:49
A group of drunk and disorderly recruits against the entire...
Answer me straight - 1776 01:52
Answer me straight
Enough socializing - 1776 00:35
Enough socializing
You have us playing the violin - 1776 00:29
You have us playing the violin
Come to Philadelphia - 1776 01:35
Come to Philadelphia
My husband is not yet up - 1776 01:06
My husband is not yet up
What sort of declaration - 1776 01:23
What sort of declaration
I'm going to the tavern - 1776 00:33
I'm going to the tavern
New Jersey legislature has recalled the old delegation to this Congress and has sent a new one - 1776 02:59
New Jersey legislature has recalled the old delegation to...
Where do you stand on independence - 1776 02:59
Where do you stand on independence
Leave me alo one - 1776 01:36
Leave me alo one
For one solid year - 1776 01:21
For one solid year
But nothing's coming - 1776 00:15
But nothing's coming
That little paper there deals with freedom for Americans - 1776 03:41
That little paper there deals with freedom for Americans
And is that how new nations are formed - 1776 01:02
And is that how new nations are formed
I second the motion - 1776 00:46
I second the motion
Pennsylvania moves - 1776 00:49
Pennsylvania moves
We are about to brave the storm in a skiff made of paper - 1776 00:22
We are about to brave the storm in a skiff made of paper
Molasses to rum - 1776 00:49
Molasses to rum
I'm very lonely - 1776 01:27
I'm very lonely
Where every able bodied whore in the co - 1776 02:35
Where every able bodied whore in the co
'For I have crossed the Rubicon - 1776 00:22
'For I have crossed the Rubicon
Perhaps you could clear up something for me - 1776 03:11
Perhaps you could clear up something for me
Where do you stand on the question of - 1776 00:47
Where do you stand on the question of
Well why didn't you say so - 1776 00:30
Well why didn't you say so
New delegate from Georgia - 1776 00:31
New delegate from Georgia
What are you doing down here - 1776 00:42
What are you doing down here
How do we compensate for that shortage - 1776 00:38
How do we compensate for that shortage
Why independence - 1776 04:29
Why independence
You've got your way at last - 1776 04:28
You've got your way at last
What am I going to do - 1776 01:42
What am I going to do
It's a masterpiece - 1776 02:47
It's a masterpiece
It so happens that the word is UN alienable - 1776 00:55
It so happens that the word is UN alienable
I'll leave tonight - 1776 00:41
I'll leave tonight
Cutting off our air - 1776 00:36
Cutting off our air
This is the Congress - 1776 00:39
This is the Congress
Compliments of the Concord Ladies Coffee Club - 1776 01:01
Compliments of the Concord Ladies Coffee Club
You'll give the opposition a fair crack at him - 1776 00:38
You'll give the opposition a fair crack at him
I have such a desire to knock heads together - 1776 00:19
I have such a desire to knock heads together
Georgia says nay - 1776 01:10
Georgia says nay
In all fairness - 1776 01:10
In all fairness
When you were a judge - 1776 00:55
When you were a judge
You must tell me what it is - 1776 01:22
You must tell me what it is
What are you doing - 1776 01:50
What are you doing
The principles of independence have no greater advocate in Congress than its president - 1776 01:52
The principles of independence have no greater advocate in...
I beg you to remember that we still have friends in England - 1776 02:11
I beg you to remember that we still have friends in England
If Sam Adams can't put up with you - 1776 00:23
If Sam Adams can't put up with you
Nowhere do you mention deep sea fishing rights - 1776 01:18
Nowhere do you mention deep sea fishing rights
He never speaks his passions - 1776 02:29
He never speaks his passions
Your clock is fast - 1776 01:58
Your clock is fast
When are they going to make up their minds - 1776 01:12
When are they going to make up their minds
I'm different from you - 1776 00:33
I'm different from you
Just look at her - 1776 00:31
Just look at her
Being twelve to none - 1776 00:25
Being twelve to none
The resolution on independence - 1776 00:24
The resolution on independence
Does anybody see - 1776 01:02
Does anybody see
Is anybody there - 1776 01:30
Is anybody there
And he's a dyin' man - 1776 00:59
And he's a dyin' man
What good will it do - 1776 01:01
What good will it do
That's impossible - 1776 01:24
That's impossible
Where's that idiot Lee - 1776 00:58
Where's that idiot Lee
The royal governor of New Jersey - 1776 01:09
The royal governor of New Jersey
Where is New Jersey - 1776 00:36
Where is New Jersey
Therefore I must decline - 1776 00:14
Therefore I must decline
Have you forgotten what you used to say to me - 1776 00:50
Have you forgotten what you used to say to me
To place before mankind the common sense of the subject - 1776 00:41
To place before mankind the common sense of the subject
Answer straight - 1776 00:42
Answer straight
I have very little interest in your paper - 1776 02:15
I have very little interest in your paper
George Washington - 1776 01:24
George Washington
You've come to the one colony that can get job done - 1776 01:24
You've come to the one colony that can get job done
Let me handle it - 1776 00:26
Let me handle it
What Plato called  A charming form of government - 1776 00:38
What Plato called A charming form of government
The Congress is waiting on you - 1776 02:12
The Congress is waiting on you
Leave me alone - 1776 02:13
Leave me alone
I do not consent - 1776 00:45
I do not consent
Where's Rhode Island - 1776 00:43
Where's Rhode Island
I never asked for more - 1776 00:42
I never asked for more
What is that racket - 1776 00:33
What is that racket
Forgive me if I don't join in the merriment - 1776 00:30
Forgive me if I don't join in the merriment
The history books will clean it up - 1776 01:32
The history books will clean it up
We still do a few things in Boston - 1776 00:07
We still do a few things in Boston
Considerate men - 1776 01:08
Considerate men
Incendiary little man - 1776 01:06
Incendiary little man
You're going to New Brunswick - 1776 00:20
You're going to New Brunswick
No wonder the man couldn't write - 1776 00:27
No wonder the man couldn't write
Virginia's most famous lover - 1776 00:18
Virginia's most famous lover
Where in God's name have you been - 1776 01:13
Where in God's name have you been
Congratulations - 1776 00:29
Congratulations
I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up - 1776 01:17
I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up
For no sane man would tolerate it - 1776 00:29
For no sane man would tolerate it
Rhode Island says yea - 1776 00:41
Rhode Island says yea
I'm for debating anything - 1776 00:41
I'm for debating anything
With some certainty - 1776 03:09
With some certainty
We've no choice - 1776 02:59
We've no choice
What are you saying - 1776 03:03
What are you saying
Now you'll write it - 1776 00:21
Now you'll write it
If we do not hang together - 1776 00:22
If we do not hang together
I have not seen my wife these past six months - 1776 01:35
I have not seen my wife these past six months
What are you staring at - 1776 00:23
What are you staring at
She is your wife - 1776 00:30
She is your wife
To defend ourselves - 1776 01:25
To defend ourselves
They won't be happy until they remove one of the F's from Jefferson's name - 1776 00:26
They won't be happy until they remove one of the F's from...
I am taking my wife back to bed - 1776 00:41
I am taking my wife back to bed
It's never been done before - 1776 01:15
It's never been done before
You talk as if independence were the rule - 1776 01:18
You talk as if independence were the rule
At a stage in life when other men prosper - 1776 00:28
At a stage in life when other men prosper
Is it written yet - 1776 01:24
Is it written yet
The people maintain a higher regard for their mother country - 1776 01:28
The people maintain a higher regard for their mother country
This is a revolution - 1776 00:22
This is a revolution
They're not going to - 1776 00:27
They're not going to
A simple famine - 1776 00:34
A simple famine
I'm surprised at you - 1776 01:08
I'm surprised at you
That two are called a law firm - 1776 02:00
That two are called a law firm

Cast

John Adams (MA) - William Daniels
Dr. Benjamin Franklin (PA) - Howard Da Silva
Thomas Jefferson (VA) - Ken Howard
John Dickinson (PA) - Donald Madden
Edward Rutledge (SC) - John Cullum
Stephen Hopkins (RI) - Roy Poole
Congressional President John Hancock (MA) - David Ford
Richard Henry Lee (VA) - Ron Holgate
Col. Thomas McKean (DE) - Ray Middleton
Caesar Rodney (DE) - William Hansen
Martha Jefferson - Blythe Danner
Abigail Adams - Virginia Vestoff
Judge James Wilson (PA) - Emory Bass
Congressional Secretary Charles Thomson - Ralston Hill
Lewis Morris (NY) - Howard Caine
Samuel Chase (MD) - Patrick Hines
Andrew McNair, Congressional Custodian - William Duell
Dr. Josiah Bartlett (NH) - Daniel Keyes
George Read (DE) - Leo Leyden
Courier - Stephen Nathan
Dr. Lyman Hall (GA) - Jonathan Moore
Rev. John Witherspoon (NJ) - James Noble
Robert Livingston (NY) - John Myhers
Roger Sherman (CT) - Rex Robbins
Joseph Hewes (NC) - Charles Rule
William Paca (MD) - Andy Albin
Thomas Heyward, Jr. (SC) - William Bassett
South Carolina Delegate - Nicolas Coster
John Penn (NC) - Jack De Mave
Thomas Lynch, Jr. (SC) - Gordon De Vol
Samuel Huntington (CT) - Frederic Downs
Oliver Wolcott (CT) - Peter Forster
William Whipple (NH) - John Holland
Charles Carroll (MD) - Heber Jentzsch
Francis Lewis (NY) - Richard McMurray
Leather Apron - Mark Montgomery
George Walton (GA) - Barry O'Hara
Francis Hopkinson (NJ) - Dick O'Shea
William Hooper (NC) - Jordan Rhodes
Richard Stockton (NJ) - Fred Slyter