Follow Me, Boys! 1966
2h 11min | Drama, Family | 1 December 1966 (USA)
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, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 1. Becoming more and more involved with the scout troop, he finds his plans to become a lawyer being put on the back burner, until he realizes that his life has been fulfilled helping the youth of the small town.
I loved it for the look back at how things worked some 50 years ago. I know it is sugar coated. But the importance that people put in different things back then is good to see.
I love the view of how scouting as an organized group can bring the boys and the community together. My kids loved it and watch it again and again. That does not happen much with movies.
Well filmed and though it has comedy moments it dives into the seriousness of growing up in a small town. The acting is pretty much the same for all movies at the time – a little melodramatic, but during that time period you can expect that. Movies were for all ages adult to kids. So you see silliness in the middle of serious moments.
Director: Norman Tokar
Writers: Louis Pelletier (screenplay), MacKinlay Kantor (book)
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish
Release Date: 1 December 1966 (USA)
Filming Locations: Santa Clarita, California, USA