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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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As a result of this film, Walt Disney planned to add a new theme area, Liberty Square, to Disneyland in California. The project didn't go through, but after Walt's death, Liberty Square was included in Walt Disney World in Florida. See more »

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As the Redcoats are shown first approaching Lexington Common, their shadows indicate that they are marching west to east. Their route from Boston actually meant that they marched toward Lexington going east to west. Moreover, the shadows in the scene indicate that the sun is well up, however the Redcoats actually arrived at Lexington common at 5:00 AM as day was breaking. 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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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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