Follow Me, Boys! (1966)

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Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, ... See full summary »


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21 June 2001 | JohnnySTL
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| When Individuals Mattered
Follow Me, Boys! is a feel good film with an impressive cast. It's a snapshot of a time when there was a true sense of community that we rarely see today. A time when personal values carried more weight than profits.

The film delivers a powerful message of just how much difference a single person can make by leading through example. I think with today's media glut of flashy superstardom and wealth and narcissism, many us have lost sight of how much force there is in simply being a kind and honest person. I certainly walked away re-evaluating some of my motivations and behaviors. Just how do I affect the people around me on a daily basis?

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final movie of Madge Blake.


Quotes

Melody Murphy: Honest jobs aren't for musicians.


Goofs

The fifteen Boy Scouts of Troop 1 leave Hickory with Lem on a march at 0:17:53 on the DVD. At 0:24:30 Lem begins singing the marching theme "Follow Me" with his fifteen Scouts joining in on the chorus. At 0:24:27 there is a fading transition to the troop crossing a creek spanned by two planks with both the Scouts and Lem starting a second verse and with major changes in clothing and their flag. From 0:24:50 to 0:24:52 the camera cuts to a shot of the boys with their original cloths and flag while Lem exhorts "Come on, Ricky!" which the DVD subtitles show as "Come on, Beefy!" because Beefy is about to fall into the creek. At 0:25:01 as the theme ends with Beefy climbing out of the creek, there is another fading transition to the troop marching along a road with Lem and Hoodoo at the rear and Hoodoo chanting the cadence "Hup, two, three, four. Hup, two, three, four" and then asking Lem "We're doin' pretty good for three weeks, huh, Lem?", thereby announcing that the fading transition at 0:25:01 was also a time transition. The creek crossing change of clothes and flag could be explained as another, unannounced, time transition, but then the 0:24:50 insert with the original clothes and flag becomes the goof.


Alternate Versions

The 1976 theatrical reissue was shortened by 10 minutes, as was the original home video. The DVD is of the complete, original version.


Soundtracks

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(uncredited)
Lyrics by
Beth Slater Whitson
Music by Leo Friedman
Sung by the boys

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Drama | Family

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