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Johnny Shiloh: Part 1 

Based on real life "boy solider" Johnny Clem, a young boy joins the Union Army against the wishes of his father and fellow soldiers.


James Neilson


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... Sergeant Gabe Trotter
Kevin Corcoran ... Johnny Lincoln Clem
Darryl Hickman ... Lieutenant Jeremiah Sullivan
Skip Homeier ... Captain MacPherson
Edward Platt ... General Thomas
Regis Toomey ... Mr. Clem
Rickie Sorensen Rickie Sorensen ... Rusty
Ben Morgan Ben Morgan ... Sam
Eddie Hodges ... Billy Jones
Hayden Rorke ... General Ulysses S. Grant
Dan Riss ... General Wheeler
Don C. Harvey ... Confederate Colonel (as Don Harvey)
Henry Wills ... Stark
Buck Taylor ... Josh
Billy Williams Billy Williams ... Blue Raider #1


Based on real life "boy solider" Johnny Clem, a young boy joins the Union Army against the wishes of his father and fellow soldiers.

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The Thrilling Story of an Extraordinary Hero!

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Release Date:

20 January 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Johnny Shiloh
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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Excellent Civil War Piece With A Good Disney Touch
14 August 2014 | by denis888See all my reviews

I never knew about this excellent movie of 1962 till I have seen this recently. Excellent work, very warm, fast, not prone to violent scenes, and still very realistic, decent and good at execution. I liked the main character, Johnny The Drummer Boy, a mascot turned to a full Sergeant for his battle valor and his bravery. His mission is very vital to Blue Raiders - to deliver an important message, and then he has to undergo a series of daredevil events, hardships and even small tragedies. But he does well, and he survives to deliver his message to generals and to help the Union win a battle. Nice work, excellent old Hollywood style of filming, great Shiloh battle scene, excellent music score, nice setting and very fine play of main character. The movie depicts true men's friendship and shows real valiance in face of truly frightening events and moments. This is highly enjoyable and very much recommended

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