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The Adams Chronicles (1976–1976)

TV Mini-series | 50 min | Drama, History

Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a colonial Boston attorney to the rise in ...See moreAmbitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a colonial Boston attorney to the rise in prominence of Brookes Adams in the fields of political and social philosophy. This mini looks into their triumphs and tragedies, exploring their genius and profound social conscience. Written by CD See less
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Virginia Kassel (created by)
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Updated Jan 20, 1976

Release date (First episode)
Jan 20, 1976 (United States)

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181 cast members
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Tim Wilson
John Adams II - younger John Adams II - younger   See fewer
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7
Michael O'Hare
Richard Cranch Richard Cranch   See fewer
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6
Wesley Addy
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson   See fewer
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6
David Birney
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams   See fewer
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6
W.B. Brydon
Samuel Adams Samuel Adams   See fewer
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6
Allan Carlsen
John Adams II John Adams II   See fewer
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6
William Daniels
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams   See fewer
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6
Curt Dawson
John Hancock John Hancock   See fewer
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6
M'el Dowd
Madame Brillon Madame Brillon   See fewer
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6
George Grizzard
John Adams John Adams   See fewer
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6
George Hearn
Henry Clay Henry Clay   See fewer
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6
Patrick Horgan
Lord Howe Lord Howe   See fewer
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K.C. Ligon
Fanny Fanny   See fewer
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6
Lisa Lucas
Abigail 'Nabby' Adams II Abigail 'Nabby' Adams II   See fewer
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Nancy Marchand
Mrs. Smith Mrs. Smith   See fewer
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Pamela Payton-Wright
Louisa Catherine Adams Louisa Catherine Adams   See fewer
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William Shust
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry   See fewer
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6
Jean-Pierre Stewart
Alexis de Toqueville Alexis de Toqueville   See fewer
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John Tillinger
King George III King George III   See fewer
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6
Kathryn Walker
Abigail Smith Adams Abigail Smith Adams   See fewer
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6
Michael Tolan
Narrator / Himself - Narrator Narrator / Himself - Narrator   See fewer
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5
David Elliott
George Washington Adams / George Washington Adams (Younger) George Washington Adams / George Washington Adams (Younger)   See fewer
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4
Albert Stratton
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson   See fewer
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4
John Beal
Charles Francis Adams Charles Francis Adams   See fewer
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3
Peter Brandon
Henry Adams Henry Adams   See fewer
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Henry Butler
James Monroe James Monroe   See fewer
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3
Nancy Coleman
Abigail Brooks Adams Abigail Brooks Adams   See fewer
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3
Leora Dana
Abigail Smith Adams (age 44-74) Abigail Smith Adams (age 44-74)   See fewer
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3
Thomas A. Stewart
Charles Francis Adams Charles Francis Adams   See fewer
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3
Tom Aldredge
James McHenry James McHenry   See fewer
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2
Maureen Anderman
Mary Cathering Hellen (Older) Mary Cathering Hellen (Older)   See fewer
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Susan Bjurman
Fanny Adams Fanny Adams   See fewer
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Peter Coffield
George Washington Adams / George Washington Adams (Older) George Washington Adams / George Washington Adams (Older)   See fewer
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Patricia Elliott
Minnie Adams Minnie Adams   See fewer
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Paul Hecht
Jay Gould Jay Gould   See fewer
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Ken Kercheval
James Madison James Madison   See fewer
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Robert Phalen
John C. Calhoun John C. Calhoun   See fewer
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J.C. Powell
Charles Adams Charles Adams   See fewer
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Nicholas Pryor
John Quincy Adams II John Quincy Adams II   See fewer
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Reid Shelton
Timothy Pickering Timothy Pickering   See fewer
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Charles Siebert
Charles Francis Adams II Charles Francis Adams II   See fewer
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Jeremiah Sullivan
Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton   See fewer
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Robert Symonds
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin   See fewer
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Tom Tammi
Thomas Adams Thomas Adams   See fewer
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Charles Tenney
Brooks Adams Brooks Adams   See fewer
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Mark Winkworth
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams   See fewer
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Gregory Abels
Ned Hooper Ned Hooper   See fewer
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C.K. Alexander
The Dutch Banker The Dutch Banker   See fewer
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Philip Anglim
Charles Adams Charles Adams   See fewer
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Fran Applebaum
Mary Catherine Hellen (Younger) Mary Catherine Hellen (Younger)   See fewer
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Steve Austin
John Quincy Adams (Older) John Quincy Adams (Older)   See fewer
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Tom Bair
Hotchkiss Hotchkiss   See fewer
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Thomas Barbour
Bishop of St. Asaph Bishop of St. Asaph   See fewer
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Julia Barr
Molly Adams Molly Adams   See fewer
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Nancy Barrett
Elizabeth Cameron Elizabeth Cameron   See fewer
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Emery Battis
Lord John Russell Lord John Russell   See fewer
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Ralph Bell
James Barbour James Barbour   See fewer
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Jonathan Bolt
Galloway Galloway   See fewer
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John Braden
John Marshall John Marshall   See fewer
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James Broderick
W. H. Holcomb W. H. Holcomb   See fewer
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Blair Brown
Susan B. Clark Susan B. Clark   See fewer
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Roger Alan Brown
Pinckney Pinckney   See fewer
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Norman Bush
Cinque Cinque   See fewer
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Ralph Clanton
William Wirt William Wirt   See fewer
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Alexander Clark
William Seward William Seward   See fewer
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James Congdon
James Lovell James Lovell   See fewer
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Richard Cox
Col. William Stephens SmithSmith Col. William Stephens SmithSmith   See fewer
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Ed Crowley
Benjamin Moran Benjamin Moran   See fewer
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Terrence Currier
Henry Gilpin Henry Gilpin   See fewer
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Lance Davis
Louis XVI Louis XVI   See fewer
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Ronald Dawson
Chief Justice Roger B. Taney Chief Justice Roger B. Taney   See fewer
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Jerome Dempsey
Lewis Tappan Lewis Tappan   See fewer
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Kate Draper
Leticia Leticia   See fewer
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William Duell
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Myles Eason
Monckton Milnes Monckton Milnes   See fewer
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George Ede
Speaker of the House Speaker of the House   See fewer
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Michael Egan
General Knox General Knox   See fewer
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Taina Elg
Comtesse de Vergennes Comtesse de Vergennes   See fewer
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Rodman Flender
Charles Francis Adams (Younger) Charles Francis Adams (Younger)   See fewer
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Ron Frazier
Manservant (Henry) Manservant (Henry)   See fewer
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Valerie French
Countess Rostov Countess Rostov   See fewer
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Catherine Gaffigan
Cathleen Cathleen   See fewer
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Chris Gampel
William H. Crawford William H. Crawford   See fewer
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Sandra Gartner
Mary Adams Mary Adams   See fewer
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Robert Gerringer
Burrill Burrill   See fewer
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Douglas Gordon
Anglican Minister Anglican Minister   See fewer
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Patrick Gorman
Senator #3 Senator #3   See fewer
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Steven Grover
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams   See fewer
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Jack Gwillim
Lord Carmarthen Lord Carmarthen   See fewer
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Tammy Heinz
Abigail Adams II (Younger) Abigail Adams II (Younger)   See fewer
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Alan Hewitt
Frederick L. Ames Frederick L. Ames   See fewer
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Barton Heyman
Captain Beckford Captain Beckford   See fewer
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Alfred Hinckley
Capt. Hay Capt. Hay   See fewer
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Patrick Hines
Alexander Alison Alexander Alison   See fewer
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Robert O. Hohler
Sadler Boy Sadler Boy   See fewer
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Jack Hollander
Senator William Maclay Senator William Maclay   See fewer
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David Hooks
George Washington George Washington   See fewer
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John Horn
Lieutenant Mountgarret Lieutenant Mountgarret   See fewer
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John Houseman
Justice Gridley Justice Gridley   See fewer
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Tom Hulce
Student Student   See fewer
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Cavada Humphrey
Princess of Orange Princess of Orange   See fewer
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Katherine Hynes
Duchess of Exeter Duchess of Exeter   See fewer
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Anne Ives
Old Englishwoman Old Englishwoman   See fewer
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Michael Kane
General Caulaincourt General Caulaincourt   See fewer
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Richard Kneeland
Arthur Lee Arthur Lee   See fewer
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Steven Krey
Charles Francis Adams (boy) Charles Francis Adams (boy)   See fewer
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Jeanette Landis
Woman Tavernkeeper Woman Tavernkeeper   See fewer
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Sharon Laughlin
Clara Hay Clara Hay   See fewer
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Karl Light
Senator Ralph Izard Senator Ralph Izard   See fewer
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Tom Ligon
John Hay John Hay   See fewer
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Christopher Lloyd
Tsar Alexandre I Tsar Alexandre I   See fewer
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Jane Lowery
Mrs. Bingham Mrs. Bingham   See fewer
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Pirie MacDonald
James Forrest James Forrest   See fewer
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Tom Martin
Cornwall Lewis Cornwall Lewis   See fewer
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Richard Mathews
Thomas Adams Thomas Adams   See fewer
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Walter Mathews
Senator Hoar Senator Hoar   See fewer
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Gilmer McCormick
Marian Hooper Adams Marian Hooper Adams   See fewer
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Tom McDermott
Eldridge Gerry Eldridge Gerry   See fewer
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Don McHenry
Sir Clement Cotterell Dormer Sir Clement Cotterell Dormer   See fewer
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Bernie McInerney
Roger Sherman Baldwin Roger Sherman Baldwin   See fewer
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John McQuade
General Charles Pinckney General Charles Pinckney   See fewer
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Robert Moberly
Senator Bayard Senator Bayard   See fewer
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Earl Montgomery
Professor Gibbs Professor Gibbs   See fewer
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Donald Moore
Sparhawk Sparhawk   See fewer
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George Morfogen
Vanderbilt Representative Vanderbilt Representative   See fewer
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Brooks Morton
Spofford Spofford   See fewer
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Stephen D. Newman
President Abraham Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln   See fewer
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James Noble
Jonathan Sewell Jonathan Sewell   See fewer
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David O'Brien
Oliver Wolcott Oliver Wolcott   See fewer
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George Pentecost
Henry Goulburn Henry Goulburn   See fewer
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Addison Powell
The Reverend Smith The Reverend Smith   See fewer
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Robert Prosky
Benjamin Stoddert Benjamin Stoddert   See fewer
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John Ramsey
Henry James Henry James   See fewer
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Lester Rawlins
Representative Marshall Representative Marshall   See fewer
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John A. Reilly
Valet to Sam Johnson Valet to Sam Johnson   See fewer
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Erik Rhodes
Duke of Exeter Duke of Exeter   See fewer
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Osvaldo Riofrancos
Don Luis de Onis Don Luis de Onis   See fewer
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Rex Robbins
Senator John Langdon Senator John Langdon   See fewer
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William Roerick
Lord Gambier Lord Gambier   See fewer
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Frederick Rolf
Maitre d'Hotel Maitre d'Hotel   See fewer
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Reno Roop
Josiah Quincy Josiah Quincy   See fewer
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Robin Pearson Rose
Polly Jefferson Polly Jefferson   See fewer
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Ken Scott
Lord Russell's Aide Lord Russell's Aide   See fewer
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Stephen Scott
Lord Derby Lord Derby   See fewer
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Richard Seff
Representative Fisher Representative Fisher   See fewer
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Roger Serbagi
George Sullivan George Sullivan   See fewer
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Ron Siebert
Charles Francis Adams II Charles Francis Adams II   See fewer
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Robert Snively
The Reverend Duche The Reverend Duche   See fewer
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Josef Sommer
Charles Lee Charles Lee   See fewer
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Guy Sorel
Comte de Vergennes Comte de Vergennes   See fewer
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Paul Sparer
Chancellor Nikolay Rumyantsev Chancellor Nikolay Rumyantsev   See fewer
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Edwin Steffe
Sidney Dillon Sidney Dillon   See fewer
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Helen Stenborg
Mrs. Hawkins Mrs. Hawkins   See fewer
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Shepperd Strudwick
Dr. Hooper Dr. Hooper   See fewer
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David Tabor
Representative Gilmer Representative Gilmer   See fewer
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Angela Thornton
Mrs. George Howard Mrs. George Howard   See fewer
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Kenneth Tigar
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Marcel Trenchard
John Quincy Adams (Younger) John Quincy Adams (Younger)   See fewer
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James Tripp
Francis Dana Francis Dana   See fewer
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Louis Turenne
M. Hauteval M. Hauteval   See fewer
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Paul Ukena
Clerk Clerk   See fewer
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Michael Wager
Albert Gallatin Albert Gallatin   See fewer
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John Wardwell
State Department Official State Department Official   See fewer
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Frederic Warringer
Samuel Otis Samuel Otis   See fewer
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Patricia Wheel
Mrs. Burrill Mrs. Burrill   See fewer
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Richard Woods
Morgan Representative Morgan Representative   See fewer
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John Wylie
John Dickinson John Dickinson   See fewer
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Ed Zang
English Tailor English Tailor   See fewer
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Kate Zentall
Pauline Pauline   See fewer
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Duncan Inches
French gentleman (uncredited) French gentleman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roberts Blossom
Visitor to minister adams in london (uncredited) Visitor to minister adams in london (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Stuthman
Chief Judge of Massachusetts Court (uncredited) Chief Judge of Massachusetts Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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