Follow Me, Boys!

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Overview

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

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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Special Features

Closed Caption; "Follow Me, Boys!" gallery; "Looking Back With Lem's Boys" featurette; Spanish subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Sometimes sloppy sentimentality can have a strange kind of appeal; case in point: Follow Me, Boys! There's hardly a moment on the screen that isn't filled with the kind of overt heart-tugging corn that Disney made its live-action stock-in-trade for a number of years. Added on to the corn is a thick layer of syrupy sweetness that's practically palpable. Anyone with even a slight understanding of cinematic structure can predict with deadly accuracy where the film is headed from moment to moment, and the character clichés are so abundant as to be stifling. Yet, as obvious and manipulative as all this is, Boys somehow works. Director Norman Tokar and screenwriter Louis Pelletier seem to honestly believe in their material, and that sincerity shows up onscreen. They are helped enormously by their cast, starting with Fred MacMurray's solid performance that anchors the film as well as strong support from Vera Miles and Kurt Russell, and an especially pleasing turn from Lillian Gish. At 135 minutes, the film is clearly too long, the schmaltz factor causes it to start curdling well before the end, and modern audiences especially may find its naïveté laughable. But Boys does back a certain kind of strange punch among all it, albeit artificiality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2004
  • UPC: 786936233681
  • Original Release: 1966
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Time: 2:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,158

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred MacMurray Lemuel Siddons
Vera Miles Vida Downey
Lillian Gish Hetty Seibert
Charlie Ruggles John Everett Hughes
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 Hi Plommer
William Reynolds Hoodoo Henderson as a Man
Craig Hill Leo, as a Man
Tol Avery Dr. Ferris
Willis B. Bouchey Judge
John Zaremba Ralph's Lawyer
Madge Blake Cora Anderson
Carl Reindel Tank Captain
Hank Brandt Frankie Martin, as a Man
Richard Bakalyan Umpire
Tim McIntire Corporal
Tony Regan Hetty's Lawyer
Robert B. Williams Artie
Jimmy Murphy P.O.W. Soldier
Adam Williams P.O.W. Sergeant
Keith Taylor Beefy Smith
Ricky Kelman Frankie Martin
Gregg Shank Mickey Doyle
Ronnie Dapo Tiger
Dennis Rush Jimmy
Kevin Burchett Eggy
David Bailey Duke
Warren Hsieh Quong Lee
Duane Chase Joe
Sherwood Ball Scout
Technical Credits
Norman Tokar Director
George Bruns Score Composer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Robert O. Cook Sound/Sound Designer
Marvin Aubrey Davis Art Director
Walt Disney Producer
Winston Hibler Co-producer
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Frank R. McKelvey Set Decoration/Design
Pat McNalley Makeup
Terry Morse Jr. Asst. Director
Louis Pelletier Screenwriter
Robert Post Sound/Sound Designer
Richard M. Sherman Songwriter
Robert B. Sherman Songwriter
Robert Stafford Editor
Clifford Stine Cinematographer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A New Job
2. Boys
3. Leading the Troops
4. Crash Landing
5. Meet Us Halfway
6. The Doctor Is Wrong
7. Live With Us
8. I'm Resigning
9. War Games
10. P.O.W.
11. You Need Rest
12. The Parade
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Bonus Features
      Looking Back With Lem's Boys
      Follow Me, Boys! Gallery
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   Scene Selection
   Captions & Subtitles
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      Spanish
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Fantastic -This is what Scouting is about!!

    This movie is absolutely fantastic-shows how close the American family use to be - do things with your children-parents would volunteer to be Scoutmasters, show you how to tie knots, help your earn badges, go camping with you, etc. A great movie where all the children of the neighborhood come to you to learn all about the outdoors and love to spend time with you.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Family Movie

    Great film for the whole family. Kids will love it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Everybody's Favorite Dad

    Great movie--funny and touching at the same time. I predict you'll be singing "Follow Me, Boys" for a while after viewing this film.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best of live-action Disney

    Sit back and smile at a look at childhood in a more innocent time. Aside from the corny moments funny ones as well...most of which will ring true for today's kids. This version is actually longer than the old vhs version, including a sequence with Lem and his girl in a boat that had been cut from the re-release print from the 70's.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is America!

    This is one of the top 5 real-life, feel-good movies. Loyalty, patriotism, family values and ideal character qualities abound in this film. We should watch it annually.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 14, 2011

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