Follow Me, Boys! [DVD] [1966]

  • SKU: 6094736
  • Release Date: 02/03/2004
  • Rating: G
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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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
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
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Scout Movie

    Posted
    ngc89

    This is probably the Best Movie about Scouts that I've ever seen. The Performaces by Fred McMurry and Kurt Russell are both outstanding as are the performances of all of "Lem's Boys". I highly recomend this movie, as both a Family Movie and a Feel Good movie for when you need a boost in your spirits. In my opinion, one of the best movies ever made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A GOOD SCOUTMASTER

    Posted
    LAMB54

    This shows how Scouting can be a great thing in a boy's life if he has a good Scoutmaster. Although the uniforms are outdated, the movie message is up-to-date. It is a great movie for the family to watch together!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Scooter3542
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    Easy and fast while ordering from Best Buy. Will definately order from them again online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a great family movie

    Posted
    BigCat
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    this is a heart warming tale about a man, a town and boy scouts

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic

    Posted
    BigCat
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    This movie is a good family movie, that is a classic disney.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a cute movie

    Posted
    Skeeter
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    Have always loved this one. Excellent family film.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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