Follow Me, Boys! (DVD, 2004)
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- hollylegs2011Apr 16, 2015by
Great for all generations, down to earth classic!
Incredible movie, fantastic acting all around! Reminds me of a time when things were so much nicer, and when people were good to one another without the judgmental prejudices of today. Super movie for all ages! Best part of all, there are no cell phones or computers in this movie...Enjoy!
- flowerneckOct 10, 2015by
Follow Me, Boys! DVD.
I haven't seen this movie yet, but I'm it will be good. I like old Disney movies, they are classics. I saw all positive reviews for this movie, and that says something. Thank you.
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- gopjim1Sep 10, 2010by
Disney's salute to the Boy Scouts
I have fond memories from my childhood of this live action Disney movie about a small town Scoutmaster and his impact on the boys of his Scout troop so when I saw it for sale on Ebay at less than half the price it was selling for at our local Scout Shop, I couldn't resist. After going on to become an Eagle Scout and a Scoutmaster of a new troop myself, I was curious if the film would live up to my expectations. I am happy to say that it did. Today, as the Boy Scouts of America celebrates its hundredth anniversary, I am back in Scouting with my own son and this film has an even more personal meaning. Filmed in 1966, it was one of the last films that Walt Disney personally directed before his death in 1967. The movie features two of Disney's biggest stars, Fred MacMurray as Scoutmaster Lem Siddons and Kurt Russell as Whitey, the troubled boy that Lem takes under his wing. The film opens in 1930 when aspiring lawyer, Lem Siddons, decides to give up life on the road as a musician and settle down in a small Midwestern town named Hickory. In order to get the boys of the town off the street and to impress a beautiful bank employee named Vida (Vera Miles),Lem starts a Boy Scout troop and becomes its first Scoutmaster. The film follows Lem as he whips the boys into shape and weds Vida. Lem and Vida become surrogate parents to all of the boys in the troop and even adopt the troubled Whitey. Over the next 20 years, Lem touches the lives of hundreds of boys, instilling within them the values of Scouting and helping them learn the skills necessary to succeed in Scouting and in life. While life in America has changed a great deal since those days, the Scouts of today can easily identify with the Scouts in Lem's troop. The uniforms and the equipment may have changed, but there are far more similarities than differences between the Scouting program of today and the program back in the "good old days". Boys still go hiking and camping and canoeing. They still learn about teamwork and develop their leadership skills. They still aspire to the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. The fact that this DVD is sold along side the Scout Handbooks in Scout Shops across the country speaks volumes about what the Boy Scouts of America think about this film.Read full review
- fedman49Aug 10, 2009by
Not so funny but very heart warming
In my opinion Fred McMurray never did a bad movie, some are funny some are not. Follow Me Boys is not a funny movie even though it is listed as a comedy. Follow Me Boys is a heart warming cozy movie that makes you feel good. This movie is certainly family friendly and has a great moral lesson for adults and youth alike. The movie starts out with Lem Siddons (Fred) becoming dissatisfied with a a gypsy life style as a musician going town to town with a band, deep in his heart he longs to settle down in a small town and establish some roots and get married.
Lem's (Fred) dream soon becomes a reality as he and the band stop over in a small town where he spots a young woman named Vida Downey (Vera Miles) and stays behind. Very soon Lem finds himself volunteering at a town meeting to step up as scoutmaster for the towns rambunctious group of young boys and the remainder of the movie centers around the boys growing up in the boy Scouts and Lems marriage to Vida ( yes they get married).
The movie is a very very very long 133 minutes and at times the movie fails to keep my interest but its still a great movie to add to your Fred McMurray collection. The picture quality is not the best having some minor defects but this is due to the age of the tape the movie was transfered from.
I give Follow Me Boys a strong 7+ out of a perfect 10. I suspect that once this movie is no longer being produced the price will sky rocket as they usually do so better get your copy now while its affordable.Read full review
- mmprice05Oct 30, 2013by
Excellent family friendly film
Awesome family friendly film! My kids (age 5 and 7) love it. It teaches good values and morals which are seldom seen anymore. Great for all ages. Wholesome and cute.