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Follow Me, Boys! (1966)

Approved | | Drama, Family | 1 December 1966 (USA)
Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Louis Pelletier (screenplay), MacKinlay Kantor (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Donald May ... Edward White, Jr.
Sean McClory ... Edward White, Sr.
Steve Franken ... P.O.W. Lieutenant
Parley Baer ... Mayor
William Reynolds ... Hoodoo Henderson - Man
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Storyline

Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 1. Becoming more and more involved with the scout troop, he finds his plans to become a lawyer being put on the back burner, until he realizes that his life has been fulfilled helping the youth of the small town. Written by John Ludi <diogenes@sprintmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On My Honor See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Fred MacMurray and Elliot Reid were involved in a love triangle here with Vera Miles just like they were with Nancy Olson in "The Absent-Minded Professor" and Fred MacMurray came out the victor in both cases. See more »

Goofs

When Lem and the (1944) Boy Scout troop learn that Hetty Seibert's nephew is taking legal action to stop her from donating her lake property to their troop, the scouts Duke, Jimmy and Tiger are shown at 1:40:50 standing left to right with Tiger wearing a red baseball cap emblazoned with the letter R. Later, at 1:42:12, the boys Tiger, Jimmy and Duke are shown standing left to right with the R on Tiger's cap backwards. The film has been flipped left for right in the later shot. See more »

Quotes

Corporal: We don't think. That's for Officers.
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Alternate Versions

The 1976 theatrical reissue was shortened by 10 minutes, as was the original home video. The DVD is of the complete, original version. See more »


Soundtracks

Follow Me, Boys!
by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Fred MacMurray (uncredited) and cast, and heard in score
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Great Entertainment
24 February 2004 | by GEM-20See all my reviews

I was very pleased to see that Disney finally released this movie on DVD. I have been wanting to see it for a long time, but not only because it was another Disney film with Fred MacMurray. Rather, I am a Scout Leader, and can relate to many of the things in the picture, and that made it a special delight for me.

This was Kurt Russell's first Disney picture. He is wonderful here as the reluctant boy with a drunken father. While he loves his dad, he is embarrassed when others see him. I have seen scouts in these positions.

With my two sons in Scouting, they enjoyed this movie very much. Even my daughter, who is a Girl Scout, liked it too. A measure of a great film is when it makes you want to see it again.

Out of my usual four-star rating system, I would give this: ***.5


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