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Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Family, History  |  19 June 1957 (USA)
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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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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 »

Goofs

On the night of April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere is shown rowing solo across the Charles River. In fact he had two associates rowing with him. However give kudos to the writers for showing him meeting Deacon John Larkin who actually owned the horse that Revere rode. Revere did not own a horse at the time. And since the British captured Revere in Lexington and took the horse, Deacon Larkin never saw his horse again. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Tremain: You trust me?
Rab Silsbee: Any reason why we shouldn't?
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Featured in The Walt Disney Story (1973) See more »

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Johnny Tremain
Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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That a man can stand up
17 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie originally on the "Wonderful world of Disney",long before I read the book for an education class in college. I also taught my 8th grade language arts class part of James Otis' wonderful speech about the price of independence. I do not remember if the speech is in the film,but if it was it was wasted because the powers that be at Disney in 1956 decided to change the ending. A previous review mentioned the same thing... by not allowing the character of Rab Silsbee to die after the Battle of Lexington, the entire perspective of the film disappears. I once had a father ask me if it was OK if his son,who did not want to read the book, watched the movie , I told him sure, if he wanted to fail the class.... the teacher would have known immediately that he had not read the book,because he would have no clue about "that a man can stand up".

That said, the movie is well cast,especially the characters of Dr Warren, Paul Revere and James Otis.(Jeff York as always was wonderful).

Hal Stalmaster, who never to my knowledge made another film is just fair as Johnny.Dick(Richard)Beymer is a little goofy as Rab and has fun with the part(unfortunately it doesn't go anywhere.)Luana Patten as Cilla was too old for the part. A previous reviewer said that this film is ripe for a remake. I totally agree. Lets make a film(made for TV or otherwise that really does this literary treasure justice!


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