Follow Me, Boys! [DVD] [1966]

  • SKU: 6094736
  • Release Date: 02/03/2004
  • Rating: G
  • 4.8 (6)
Norman Tokar's 1966 live-action family feature Follow Me, Boys! comes to DVD for the first time from Walt Disney Home Video. The film is presented with a standard full-frame transfer with Dolby Digital Mono sound in English. Spanish subtitles and English closed captions are accessible. Special features include a photo gallery and the featurette "Looking Back With Lem's Boys."
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.8
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features

  • "Follow Me, Boys!" gallery
  • "Looking Back With Lem's Boys" featurette
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Follow Me, Boys!
Follow Me, Boys!, Disney's paean to the Boys Scouts of America, leaves no cliché unturned: we're even offered the old reliable "kid hanging over cliff by rope" bit. Corny, sentimental and obvious though it may be, the film is a delight to watch, especially whenever Fred MacMurray dominates the screen. MacMurray plays Lem Siddons, a 1930s musician who decides to settle down in a small Midwestern town. Here he meets pretty bank teller Vida Downey (Vera Miles), who bemoans the fact that the local boys have no organized activities with which to occupy their time. Volunteering to be a scoutmaster, Lem begins a local scout troop. There are some tense moments when banker Ralph Hastings (Elliot Reid) demands that Lem's scouts vacate their headquarters, but Reid's feisty millionaire Aunt Hetty (Lillian Gish) comes to the rescue. The film's throughline is the regeneration of local "tough kid" Whitey (Kurt Russell), who, after joining the Boy Scouts, straightens out and matures into a solid citizen. The film's lachrymose climax is kept "honest" by the sincere underplaying of Fred MacMurray. Though lambasted by reviewers, Follow Me, Boys! struck a responsive chord with filmgoers, to the tune of a $5.5 million box-office take. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Fred MacMurray
    Fred MacMurray - Lemuel Siddons
  • Vera Miles
    Vera Miles - Vida Downey
  • Lillian Gish
    Lillian Gish - Hetty Seibert
  • Charlie Ruggles
    Charlie Ruggles - John Everett Hughes
  • Elliott Reid
    Elliott Reid - Ralph Hastings

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 out of 54.8
6 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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