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Follow Me, Boys! (1966)."Honest jobs aren't for musicians."

This week we're gonna take a scout hike through the woods with Fred MacMurray as he talks to us about our alcoholic dads and solves all of our problems. Complete with a baby faced Kurt Russell, sassy female love interests, and so many heartwarming moments. Let's all earn our next patch this week with Follow Me, Boys! 


 


Storyline :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.


Directors: Norman Tokar



Stars: Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish, and Kurt Russell


Awards: 0 Wins & 1 Nomination


Film Budget: Unknown

Gross Worldwide: Unknown




 

Not exactly a music forward film but we wanted to include this lovely intro by the big man himself along with the ending clip which we adore.





 

IT CAPTURES ALL...all the happiness and heartbreak of being America's #1 hometown hero.


  1. This was Kurt Russell's first "Disney" movie.

  2. This was the last film to be produced by Walt Disney, before his death 2 weeks later

  3. Fred MacMurray has stated on multiple occasions that Follow Me, Boys! was his personal favorite of all of his films.

  4. Fred MacMurray and Elliot Reid were involved in a love triangle here with Vera Miles just like they were with Nancy Olson in "The Absent-Minded Professor" and Fred MacMurray came out the victor in both cases.

  5. Willis Bouchey (who plays the judge in Aunt Hetty's hearing) seems to have been destined to play a judge. In addition to this film, he played a judge in a number of other shows and films, including 23 outings on "Perry Mason."



 

We still haven't forgiven Disney for not putting this one on Disney+. You can rent it on Amazon but it's just a great film and it's a real shame its not more readily available for viewing.



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