Follow Me, Boys!

Follow Me, Boys!

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Director: Norman Tokar

Cast: Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish

     
 

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 BackSee more details below

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."

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
UPC:
0786936233681
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
2:13:00
Sales rank:
22,481

Special Features

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

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 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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