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Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957)

Short | 37 min | Short, Drama, History

This is a 37-minute orientation film, filmed in the spring of 1956, for visitors to historic Colonial Williamsburg, and photographed in the area restored by the Rockerfeller Foundation. The plot follows a fictional Virginia planter, John ...See moreThis is a 37-minute orientation film, filmed in the spring of 1956, for visitors to historic Colonial Williamsburg, and photographed in the area restored by the Rockerfeller Foundation. The plot follows a fictional Virginia planter, John Fry (Jack Lord), who becomes a member of Virginia's House of Burgesses. Through contact with Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and other patriots, he gradually loses his ties with the pro-British faction and casts his lot with the rebels. Written by Les Adams See less
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Emmet Lavery (original screenplay)
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Mar 30, 1957 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Jack Lord
John Fry John Fry   See fewer
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Leora Dana
Anne Fry Anne Fry   See fewer
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Margery Maude
Madam Fry Madam Fry   See fewer
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Richard Striker
Robert Fry Robert Fry   See fewer
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Karin Wolfe
Caroline Fry Caroline Fry   See fewer
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Robert Carroll
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry   See fewer
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Charles G. Martin
George Washington George Washington   See fewer
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Frederic Warriner
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson   See fewer
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Francis Compton
George Wythe George Wythe   See fewer
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Michael Laurence
John Randolph John Randolph   See fewer
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Ralph Sumpter
Peyton Randolph Peyton Randolph   See fewer
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House Jameson
William Byrd III William Byrd III   See fewer
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Clarence Derwent
Lord Botetourt Lord Botetourt   See fewer
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John Goodbody
The Reverend Mr. Price The Reverend Mr. Price   See fewer
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Orin M. Bullock Jr.
Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee   See fewer
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Ferdi B. Hoffman
Francis Lightfoot Lee Francis Lightfoot Lee   See fewer
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John McGiver
1st Planter 1st Planter   See fewer
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Luis Van Rooten
2nd Planter 2nd Planter   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 121 votes