Follow Me, Boys! Reviews
Film is a big word for this patching quilt of sketches, songs and dance numbers, thinly tied together by a plot about a fictional actor who becomes the driving force behind the USO shows during WW II.
The movie is little more than a USO show on tape, designed to boost morale of the troops and convince people at home to buy warbonds. About every contract star at Universal appears in it, which means you have some timeless stars (Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles, WC Fields, The Andrew Sisters, Dinah Shore, etc) appearing next to people who were popular for 15 minutes back then, but no one remembers now (though I did enjoy the dude with his amazing dog show, I can see how that must have been a winner).
Anyway, it's not a movie really, look at it as a talent show, with exceptionally talented people, and then it's really a fun show to watch.
Filled with many cliches this film is likeable & charming especially the supporting performance from Lillian Gish as the towns nosey & busy body.
I believe it's Kurt Russell's first film & he is utterly fantastic as the young troubled kid.
It's very predictable & a little corny but I found it well made & thoroughly interesting film.
"Follow Me, Boys!" is a loving salute to the Boy Scouts of America that's impossible to resist. It certainly kept me smiling for it's entire 130 minute length. Well worth the purchase!
Characters: The entire cast was great and well acted. also, the main character is played by Kurt Russel.
Humor: Even though this is a drama, it has a few funny scenes, but not much.
Overall: Follow Me, Boys! is a classic and heartwarming family drama. If you're looking a good movie to watch with your wife and children, you should check this one out!