1776 is a 1972 American musical film directed by Peter H. Hunt. The screenplay by Peter Stone was based on his book for the 1969 Broadway musical 1776. The song score was composed by Sherman Edwards. The cast included William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, John Cullum, Ken Howard and Blythe Danner. Wikipedia
John Adams: Now you'll write it, Mr. J.
Thomas Jefferson: Who will make me, Mr. A?
John Adams: I.
Thomas Jefferson: You?
John Adams: Yes!
(Jefferson steps up, towering over Adams, and looks down at him)
Thomas Jefferson: How?
(tapping his chest with the quill pen)
John Adams: By physical force, if necessary.