Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain

Hal Stalmaster
Director: Robert Stevenson Cast: Hal Stalmaster
Hal Stalmaster
, Luana Patten
Luana Patten
, Jeff York
Jeff York
Robert Stevenson


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This Walt Disney filmization of Esther Forbes' Revolutionary-War novel Johnny Tremain was appropriately released on July 4, 1957. New Disney discovery Hal Stalmaster plays the title character, an apprentice silversmith in 1773 Boston. An on-the-job injury prevents Johnny from finding a job, but he is welcomed with open arms at the headquarters of the Revolution. After standing trial on a trumped-up robbery charge brought about by British sympathizer Jonathan Lyte (Sebastian Cabot), Johnny is set free, whereupon he joins the Sons of Liberty during their execution of the Boston Tea Party. Later on, General Gage (Ralph Clanton), the officer in charge of the colonies, does his best to stem the activities of the Sons of the Liberty without resorting to violence but this becomes a moot point after the battle of Lexington Green. If the storyline of Johnny Tremain seems to be divided into two even halves, it is because the film was originally intended as a two-part installment of the Disneyland TV anthology. As it turned out, the film did receive TV exposure on Walt Disney Presents, divided (as planned) into two segments: "The Boston Tea Party" (first telecast November 21, 1958) and "The Shot That Was Heard Around the World" (December 5, 1958).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2005
UPC: 0786936278927
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 13,687

Special Features

Closed Caption; "The Liberty Story" - The Making of Johnny Tremain; "Johnny Tremain on TV" (Parts One and Two) - hosted by Walt Disney; Dolby Digital Mono sound; Full screen (1.33:1)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hal Stalmaster Johnny Tremain
Luana Patten Cilla Lapham
Jeff York James Otis
Sebastian Cabot Jonathan Lyte
Richard Beymer Rab Silsbee
Whit Bissell Josiah Quincy
Walter Sande Paul Revere
Rusty Lane Samuel Adams
Will Wright Ephraim Lapham
Virginia Christine Mrs. Lapham
Walter Coy Doctor Joseph Warren
Geoffrey Toone Major Pitcairn
Ralph Clanton General Gage
Gavin Gordon Colonel Smith
Lumsden Hare Admiral Montagu
Annette Funicello Actor
Charles B. Smith Horse Tender

Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
Tom Blackburn Songwriter,Screenwriter
Charles P. Boyle Cinematographer
George Bruns Score Composer
Gertrude Casey Costumes/Costume Designer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Walt Disney Producer
Peter Ellenshaw Production Designer
Stanley E. Johnson Editor
Chuck Keehne Costumes/Costume Designer
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
David Newell Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Johnny's Story [6:44]
2. Breaking the Sabbath [4:59]
3. Family Ties [8:09]
4. Sons of Liberty [9:53]
5. The Boston Tea Party [11:47]
6. Standing on Principles [6:50]
7. Espionage [7:06]
8. The Rights of Englishmen [6:13]
9. A Call to Arms [6:19]
10. Guerrilla Warfare [12:19]

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