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Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved | | Adventure, Family, History | 19 June 1957 (USA)
Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.

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In colonial Boston, a young silversmith's apprentice injures his hand, and finds himself befriended by the Sons of Liberty and caught up in events of the American Revolution. Written by Kathy Li

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In August 1957, this film was being shown on a double bill with Funny Face (1957) starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. See more »

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When Johnny and Rab sit down to fold the Boston Observer, and after only about 10 seconds of conversation and folding, there is a large stack of already folded newspapers. See more »

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Gen. Gage: [to his officers] You see those campfires, gentlemen? Yesterday we ruled over Boston. Tonight we are beseiged in it. And still they come from every village and farm. Tonight 10,000. Tomorrow perhaps twice 10,000. We've experienced more than a defeat, more than a mere misfortune of war. We have been vanquished by an idea, a belief in human rights.
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Johnny Tremain
Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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The pride of old America!!!!!
31 July 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Disney makes another book-movie in 1957 with "Johnny Tremain," based on Esther Forbes' award-winning novel of the same name. It is about a boy named Johnny Tremain, who worked as an apprentice until his hand touched hot molten silver. Now he had to find a new job, until he decided to go into battle. This had taken place in Boston back during such wonderful events in history like the Boston Tea Party and the invasion of the British (One if by land, Two if by sea).

I have read this book in Calvert School back in 7th grade, I believe. It was such a wonderful book; my mom even enjoyed it, too. Our library had a classroom version of this movie on DVD (although a regular version can also be purchased), and we had just checked that movie out and we enjoyed it so.

"Johnny Tremain" is real good Disney, indeed: a great book made into a great movie portraying terrific American history.

Ten stars.


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