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Johnny Tremain (1957)

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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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19 June 1957 (USA)  »

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Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty  »

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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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Ship Captain: [During the Tea Party] Isn't it odd? These Indians seem to prefer principles to profits.
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Johnny Tremain
Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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Can't believe how bad this movie is
16 December 2011 | by (Kentucky, United States) – See all my reviews

I taught US history for 39 years. I also had my classes READ the novel. When done, we'd show the movie. Over the 15 or so years we did this, I can't remember a single student who liked the movie compared with the book. They (7th and 8th graders) were totally insulted at how Disney gutted the story, way beyond the need for making it into a "family" movie. Whole, important story lines were omitted -- Dove and the chalice, for instance. For those poor souls who have said in other reviews how this movie teaches them about American history -- SAD, SAD!

One of my students was able to point out, literally, two dozen MAJOR historical inaccuracies -- The Tea Party took place in Boston in December, yet people are dressed like they're in Orlando in August; the Battle of Lexington took place outside Boston in April, when there is usually snow on the ground, yet the movie shows beautiful New England fall foliage! If THIS is how people learn about American history, no wonder most of our population knows NOTHING about our history!

People who think this is a wonderful movie obviously live in a Disney-created bubble world where every day is sunny and no one ever dies. They'd LOVE Disney's version of "The Civil War", played by Mickey and Donald, where North and South sing together happily while the bluebirds sing.

If you want a good laugh then, READ the novel, then (if you can stand it), watch this movie!


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