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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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Walt Disney's daughter, Sharon Disney, appears in an uncredited role as Dorcas, one of Johnny and Cilla's young friends. See more »

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After the Boston Tea Party, the Sons of Liberty hang lanterns in a Liberty Tree which is full of leaves. However, the Boston Tea Party took place in December when presumably the tree would be bare. See more »

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Paul Revere: [riding through a town at night] Turn out! Turn out your militia!
Villager: [opens window] What's all the noise down there?
Paul Revere: The Redcoats are coming!
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Johnny Tremain
Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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Aw don't be ashamed of your hand, Johnny Tremain. You still live in exciting times.
12 July 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

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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