One of the great movies of all time is the musical 1776. Certainly, one of the greatest patriotic films and, surprisingly, one of only a few good films of any genre about the Independence era. Fictional as some elements are (what true story does not get Hollywoodized?) it is still a lot of fun. Here is its terrific portrayal of Richard Henry Lee accepting the challenge to get Virginia’s General Assembly to agree to sponsor a resolution for Independence. (Click on the arrow in the lower right corner of the screen to see more songs/scenes from the movie.)
Here a Lee, there a Lee . . . I’m Richard Henry Lee, an FFV, from the First Colony of VIRGINIA!