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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 ... 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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Out of the ordinary things in life, Walt Disney creates an extraordinary motion picture. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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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 »

Company Credits

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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

Film debut of John Larroquette. See more »

Goofs

The fifteen Boy Scouts of Troop 1 leave Hickory with Lem on a march at 0:17:53 on the DVD. At 0:24:30 Lem begins singing the marching theme "Follow Me" with his fifteen Scouts joining in on the chorus. At 0:24:27 there is a fading transition to the troop crossing a creek spanned by two planks with both the Scouts and Lem starting a second verse and with major changes in clothing and their flag. From 0:24:50 to 0:24:52 the camera cuts to a shot of the boys with their original cloths and flag while Lem exhorts "Come on, Ricky!" which the DVD subtitles show as "Come on, Beefy!" because Beefy is about to fall into the creek. At 0:25:01 as the theme ends with Beefy climbing out of the creek, there is another fading transition to the troop marching along a road with Lem and Hoodoo at the rear and Hoodoo chanting the cadence "Hup, two, three, four. Hup, two, three, four" and then asking Lem "We're doin' pretty good for three weeks, huh, Lem?", thereby announcing that the fading transition at 0:25:01 was also a time transition. The creek crossing change of clothes and flag could be explained as another, unannounced, time transition, but then the 0:24:50 insert with the original clothes and flag becomes the goof. See more »

Quotes

Edward White, Jr.: Oh, we wrote 'em, Lem. Every one of 'em.
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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

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson
Music by Leo Friedman
Sung by the boys
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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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