Johnny Shiloh (1963)





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Movie Info

This made-for-TV Disney effort stars Kevin Corcoran as Johnny, an orphan who becomes a drummer for the Union Army during the Civil War.
Action & Adventure , Drama
Directed By:
Walt Disney Productions


Kevin Corcoran
as Johnny Lincoln Clem
Brian Keith
as Sergeant Gabe Trotter
Darryl Hickman
as Lieutenant Jeremiah Sullivan
Eddie Hodges
as Billy Jones
Edward Platt
as General Thomas

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It was an okay film. It was not the best film nor the best. I thought that his Yippee! and Yahoo! for excitement were a little over the top. Just because I have somewhat of a recall of what happened with Johnny Clem I know like most Disney films this one exaggerated the story of Johnny Clem. I do not believe he was captured by the Confederates. He did receive a watch with his name Johnny Shiloh. I am not sure how much the Confederates would have known of Johnny Clem if at all captured. Some parts appeared cheesy. As I recall Johnny Clem also attempted to join several regiments before finally being accepted. He did eventually receive the rank of Sargent for shooting an officer. However the Confederate officer who was riding his horse asked Johnny to surrender then shot the officer. This film shows that he shot a Confederate officer fighting one of his colleagues without talking to anyone of the Union prior to being shot.


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