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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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This movie was originally filmed as a two-part episode for Walt Disney's Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) TV series. However, it was released first into theaters in 1957, and appeared on "Disneyland" the following year. See more »

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Johnny and Rab are pictured as taking part in both the skirmish at Lexington Common and the one at North Bridge in Concord. In fact the colonist groups that fought those battles were two distinct groups of militia. See more »

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Samuel Adams: [speaking at the Old South church] This meeting can do nothing more to save the country!
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Johnny Tremain
Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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Johnny Tremain is a good American entertainment
26 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Johnny Tremain is quirky Hollywood at its quirkiest. I really liked it though, for all of its uncalculated moves. I enjoyed the fictional character's journey through real events. The battle scenes are okay and the story is serviceable, but what wins it over is the charisma of the main character. Quirky and flawed, but never unengaging or lacking in any sort of good American entertainment, it may not be that well remembered, but I still found it likable. For all the pleasures of 1957 Hollywood including 12 Angry Men and The Bridge on the River Kwai, this is limited, but it still does not fail in being a good time killer and entertainment device.


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