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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.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Thomas W. Blackburn (screenplay) (as Tom Blackburn), Esther Forbes (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hal Stalmaster ... Johnny Tremain
Luana Patten ... Priscilla Lapham
Jeff York ... James Otis
Sebastian Cabot ... Jonathan Lyte
Richard Beymer ... Rab Silsbee (as Dick Beymer)
Rusty Lane ... Samuel Adams
Walter Sande ... Paul Revere
Whit Bissell ... Josiah Quincy
Walter Coy ... Dr. Joseph Warren
Will Wright ... Ephraim Lapham
Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Lapham
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Gen. Gage
Lumsden Hare ... Adm. Montagu
Gavin Gordon ... Col. Smith
Geoffrey Toone ... Maj. Pitcairn
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Stevenson directs a young Richard Beymer in this film. Stevenson's daughter, Venetia Stevenson, was at the time married to Russ Tamblyn, who appeared with Beymer in West Side Story (1961) and Twin Peaks (1990). See more »

Goofs

Johnny and Rab are pictured as taking part in both the skirmish at Lexington Common and the one at North Bridge in Concord. In fact the colonist groups that fought those battles were two distinct groups of militia. See more »

Quotes

Paul Revere: [riding through a town at night] Turn out! Turn out your militia!
Villager: [opens window] What's all the noise down there?
Paul Revere: The Redcoats are coming!
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Soundtracks

Johnny Tremain
Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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The pride of old America!!!!!
31 July 2006 | by sethn172See all my reviews

Disney makes another book-movie in 1957 with "Johnny Tremain," based on Esther Forbes' award-winning novel of the same name. It is about a boy named Johnny Tremain, who worked as an apprentice until his hand touched hot molten silver. Now he had to find a new job, until he decided to go into battle. This had taken place in Boston back during such wonderful events in history like the Boston Tea Party and the invasion of the British (One if by land, Two if by sea).

I have read this book in Calvert School back in 7th grade, I believe. It was such a wonderful book; my mom even enjoyed it, too. Our library had a classroom version of this movie on DVD (although a regular version can also be purchased), and we had just checked that movie out and we enjoyed it so.

"Johnny Tremain" is real good Disney, indeed: a great book made into a great movie portraying terrific American history.

Ten stars.


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