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[riding through a town at night]
Turn out! Turn out your militia!
What's all the noise down there?
The Redcoats are coming!
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Aw don't be ashamed of your hand, Johnny Tremain. You still live in exciting times.
Enjoyable Disney historical fiction, from the book by Esther Forbes, about a silversmith's apprentice in colonial Boston. His name is Johnny Tremain and, after injuring his hand, he becomes involved with the Sons of Liberty and finds himself at the heart of several historic moments of the American Revolution.
Hal Stalmaster plays Johnny and does a fine job, considering this was his only film role. I'm not sure why his career didn't go any further but I will assume it was by his choice. Pretty Luana Patten is fun as his friend and potential love interest. The cast is full of recognizable faces like Sebastian Cabot, Virginia Christine, Whit Bissell, Walter Sande, Will Wright, and Richard Beymer. It's an old-fashioned and pleasant piece of entertainment. Slow-going at times but never boring. Fine Disney production with solid direction from Robert Stevenson. It's a good watch if you aren't uptight about every little detail that might be historically inaccurate
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