A (minor) 007 connection to 1776

That’s 1776, the 1972 film version of the play, that is. The connection is actor David Ford, who played John Hancock in the Jack L. Warner-produced film. Here he is calling for the vote on independence:

And here he is a few years earlier, doing the voiceover work for a double feature of Thunderball and From Russia With Love:

3 Responses

  1. Not a direct Bond connection, but 1776’s screenwriter, Peter Stone, also wrote one of my all-time favorite (semi)espionage films — Charade.

  2. @A.S.: Charade also features a Maurice Binder-designed main titles. It some ways, Charade is like a James Bond movie (without Bond) or a Hitchcock film without Hiitchcock.

  3. I’ve always thought of it as the latter, exactly. They even went out and got Cary Grant. If Hepburn were a blonde, it’d be a dead ringer for a Hitchcock film, and a good one at that!

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