Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of ... See full summary »
Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell ... See full summary »
In the Battle of Lexington, John Parker, the Captain of the Lexington militia, who tells his soldiers, "If they want a war, let it begin here," is shown being hit by a British shot and killed in the battle. In real life, John Parker was not killed in the Battle of Lexington, but died of tuberculosis four months later. His cousin, Jonas Parker, was killed in the battle. See more »
[riding through a town at night]
Turn out! Turn out your militia!
What's all the noise down there?
The Redcoats are coming!
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Disney makes another book-movie in 1957 with "Johnny Tremain," based on Esther Forbes' award-winning novel of the same name. It is about a boy named Johnny Tremain, who worked as an apprentice until his hand touched hot molten silver. Now he had to find a new job, until he decided to go into battle. This had taken place in Boston back during such wonderful events in history like the Boston Tea Party and the invasion of the British (One if by land, Two if by sea).
I have read this book in Calvert School back in 7th grade, I believe. It was such a wonderful book; my mom even enjoyed it, too. Our library had a classroom version of this movie on DVD (although a regular version can also be purchased), and we had just checked that movie out and we enjoyed it so.
"Johnny Tremain" is real good Disney, indeed: a great book made into a great movie portraying terrific American history.
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