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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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While in court, Cilla swears to tell the whole truth, etc. "So help me God." The final "so help me God" phrase was only instituted after George Washington became president, as he added the phrase himself. See more »

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Johnny Tremain: You trust me?
Rab Silsbee: Any reason why we shouldn't?
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Johnny Tremain
Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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Beautiful background for studying the Revolution
3 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those Disney gems that should get some renewed attention. The song "The Sons of Liberty" is a modern invention but a very plausible-sounding one. Both the book and the film ignore Sam Adams' cousin John's involvement in Massachusetts colony politics (so not a fault solely of the movie.)

I would not recommend seeing this movie prior to reading the original book, because the cast of characters is greatly simplified for the movie and you may find yourself saying "Who's that?" if you wait to read the book until after seeing the film.

By the way, I think Revere's using a grease pencil and not a Magic Marker in the silver shop consultation.


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