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Follow Me, Boys! -- A man settles down in a small town and becomes the scoutmaster.


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Louis Pelletier (screenplay)
MacKinlay Kantor (book)
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Release Date:
1 December 1966 (USA) See more »
IT CAPTURES ALL...all the happiness and heartbreak of being America's #1 hometown hero. See more »
Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down... See more » | Full synopsis »
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The loss of Americana See more (35 total) »


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Fred MacMurray ... Lemuel Siddons

Vera Miles ... Vida Downey

Lillian Gish ... Hetty Seibert

Charles Ruggles ... John Everett Hughes (as Charlie Ruggles)

Elliott Reid ... Ralph Hastings

Kurt Russell ... Whitey

Luana Patten ... Nora White

Ken Murray ... Melody Murphy
Donald May ... Edward White, Jr.

Sean McClory ... Edward White, Sr.

Steve Franken ... P.O.W. Lieutenant

Parley Baer ... Mayor

William Reynolds ... Hoodoo Henderson - Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tol Avery ... Dr. Ferris (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
David Alan Bailey ... Duke (uncredited)

Richard Bakalyan ... Umpire (uncredited)
Sherwood Ball ... Scout (uncredited)
Johnny Bangert ... Scout in War Game (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Cora Anderson (uncredited)
Billy Booth ... Leo (uncredited)

Willis Bouchey ... Judge (uncredited)
Dean Bradshaw ... Scout in War Game (uncredited)
Hank Brandt ... Frankie as a Man (uncredited)
Kevin Burchett ... Eggy (uncredited)
Donnie Carter ... Red (uncredited)

Duane Chase ... Joe (uncredited)
Jimmy Cross ... Musician (uncredited)
Ronnie Dapo ... Tiger (uncredited)
Mike Dodge ... Phil (uncredited)
Colyer Dupont ... Scout at Cliff (uncredited)
Michael Flatley ... Scout (uncredited)
Craig Hill ... Leo as a Man (uncredited)
Warren Hsieh ... Quong Lee (uncredited)
Ricky Kelman ... Frankie Martin (uncredited)

John Larroquette ... Army Soldier in War Games (uncredited)
Kit Lloyd ... Oliver 'Ollie' Davis (uncredited)
Michael Mason ... Boy Scout (uncredited)
Tim McIntire ... Corporal (uncredited)
William Mills ... David (uncredited)
Dean Moray ... Hoodoo Henderson (uncredited)
Jimmy Murphy ... First P.O.W. Soldier (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Hetty's Lawyer (uncredited)
Carl Reindel ... Tank Captain (uncredited)
Dennis Rush ... Jimmy (uncredited)
Bryan Russell ... Boy Scout (uncredited)
Eddie Sallia ... Harry (uncredited)
Gregg Shank ... Mickey Doyle (uncredited)
William Soo ... Quong Lee as a Man (uncredited)
Keith Taylor ... Beefy Smith (uncredited)
Harry S. Truman ... Himself, Radio Voice (uncredited) (archive sound)
Greger Vigen ... Ronnie Larsen (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Charlie, Court Bailiff (uncredited)

Adam Williams ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Artie (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Musician (uncredited)
John Zaremba ... Ralph's Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Tokar 
Writing credits
Louis Pelletier (screenplay)

MacKinlay Kantor (book "God and My Country")

Produced by
Winston Hibler .... co-producer
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
George Bruns 
Cinematography by
Clifford Stine (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Stafford 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Marvin Aubrey Davis 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Frank R. McKelvy 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Pat McNalley .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Morse Jr. .... assistant director
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Robert Post .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jim Fetherolf .... matte artist
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Neva Rames .... costumer
Luster Bayless .... costumer (uncredited)
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Other crew
Jerome Courtland .... assistant to producer
Walt Disney .... presenter
Crew verified as complete

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131 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:G | Canada:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #21115) | USA:G (re-rating) (1975)

Did You Know?

This was Kurt Russell's first Disney movie.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Lem takes Vida to the movies on their first date to see a Ronald Colman and Carole Lombard picture, but his dialogue is interrupted (conveniently) before he can name the movie title. In front of the theater the marquis shows the title of the feature, "Altar Bound", along with the two stars names. The movie "Altar Bound" however, appears to be fictional.See more »
Hoodoo Henderson:We're doin' pretty good for three weeks, huh, Lem?
Lemuel Siddons:We sure are, Hoodoo. Just about the whole troop can count up to "fo-uh".
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The loss of Americana, 13 November 1998
Author: Dude-20 from Williston, North Dakota

Follow Me Boys is a wonderful film that deals with the life of Lem, played by Fred McMurray, and his tenureship as a scoutmaster in a small mid-western town. As a scout myself, I feel a sense of loss when I watch this film. It shows a community that supports the youth and wish to see them grow into mature people. Too bad it isn't that way any more.

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