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 »
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes ... See full summary »
James Otis, Jr. (played by Jeff York) was one of the founders of the Sons of Liberty, and gives one of the crucial speeches in the film. Paul Revere mentions that Otis suffered "received a blow to the head" which explains his erratic behavior. In real life, Otis was hit on the head with a club by a British tax collector in 1769. However, John Adams and others recalled that Otis had been acting erratically for several years before that incident, and his erratic behavior was probably due to mental illness. It was Otis who had coined the term, "Taxation without representation is tyranny." See more »
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 »
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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