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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 »

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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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A Great Fun flick from Disney
8 October 2006 | by elskooteroSee all my reviews

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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