When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Taking a breather from his usual horror and science-fiction endeavors, producer/director/writer Dan Curtis reminisces about his childhood in When Every Day Was the Fourth of July. Set in Bridgeport, Connecticut in the 1930s, the film concentrates on attorney Dean Jones and his 9-year-old daughter Katy Kurtzman. Responding to Katy's fervent pleas, Jones takes on the case of mute handyman Geoffrey Lewis, who has been accused of murder. Curtis would follow this ficitionalized flashback with his 1981 production The Long Days of Summer. Made for television, When Every Day Was the Fourth of July first aired March 12, 1978.



daughter, father, lawyer, false-accusation, murder-trial, handyman, mute, veteran [military], community