Yeah, back when films weren't always accurate but were ALWAYS entertaining! This film chronicles the Civil War exploits of a real person - John Clem who, at the age of 11 went into the Union Army, killed a Confederate officer at the battle of Shiloh, and earned his nickname. He retired in the 1870's as a Major General and died in (I think) 1913. The film mainly takes play during the war, is a bit over-dramatized, but very well done and VERY entertaining. John Clem was a truly inspirational young man, and Disney does a great job with this one. Kevin Corcoran is great and not annoying, for a change, and Brian Keith does a first class job as his sergeant. This film came out shortly before THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE, another Disney great, and is well worth the viewing, and let's hope that Hollyweird gets this one out on DVD before the 3rd millennium!!!
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