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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Johnny Tremain
... Priscilla Lapham
... James Otis
... Jonathan Lyte
... Rab Silsbee (as Dick Beymer)
... Samuel Adams
... Paul Revere
... Josiah Quincy
... Dr. Joseph Warren
... Ephraim Lapham
... Mrs. Lapham
Ralph Clanton ... Gen. Gage
... Adm. Montagu
... Col. Smith
... Maj. Pitcairn
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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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Run ... Johnny ... Run !


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(RCA Sound Recording)

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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 »

Goofs

Paul Revere, on his legendary ride, shouts "The redcoats are coming!" His actual cry was "The regulars are coming". See more »

Quotes

Ship Captain: [During the Tea Party] Isn't it odd? These Indians seem to prefer principles to profits.
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Johnny Tremain
Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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A Good Adaptation of a Great Book
27 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've loved this book since I was a boy, and still think it's a wonderful way to get children reading about the birth of our nation. The movie does a good job of keeping the important historical facts front and center. Unfortunately, much of the book's richness, and darker shades, are cut away to make this more of a film for the entire family, five year olds included. As is often the case, entire characters are omitted in the interest of time and simplicity. On its own terms, though, a fine film and worth seeing.


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