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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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IT CAPTURES ALL...all the happiness and heartbreak of being America's #1 hometown hero. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

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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 »

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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

Parley Baer left from being the Mayor of Mayberry, to being the Mayor of Hickory. See more »

Goofs

Set in the early 1930s, when Whitey is running away from home a small American flag is seen on his bedside table. It is a 50-star flag, not introduced until 1960. See more »

Quotes

Whitey: You're just doing your boy scout duty! Well, I don't need that kinda stuff! I can earn my own living! I don't need you. I don't need anybody!
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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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When Individuals Mattered
21 June 2001 | by JohnnySTLSee all my reviews

Follow Me, Boys! is a feel good film with an impressive cast. It's a snapshot of a time when there was a true sense of community that we rarely see today. A time when personal values carried more weight than profits.

The film delivers a powerful message of just how much difference a single person can make by leading through example. I think with today's media glut of flashy superstardom and wealth and narcissism, many us have lost sight of how much force there is in simply being a kind and honest person. I certainly walked away re-evaluating some of my motivations and behaviors. Just how do I affect the people around me on a daily basis?


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