The Young Rebels (TV Series 1970–1971) - IMDb
Jeremy Larkin, Isak Poole, Henry Abington, and Elizabeth Coates were members of "the Yankee Doodle Society", a rebel group based in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1777. Reporting directly to ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Richard Ely ...  Jeremy Larkin 15 episodes, 1970-1971
Louis Gossett Jr. ...  Isak Poole 15 episodes, 1970-1971
Alex Henteloff ...  Henry Abington 15 episodes, 1970-1971
Hilarie Thompson ...  Elizabeth Coates 15 episodes, 1970-1971
Philippe Forquet ...  Gen. the Marquis de Lafayette 14 episodes, 1970-1971
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Jeremy Larkin, Isak Poole, Henry Abington, and Elizabeth Coates were members of "the Yankee Doodle Society", a rebel group based in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1777. Reporting directly to General Lafayette, the team operated as spies behind British lines. Jeremy was the son of Chester's Tory Mayor, who hid his political ideas behind a façade of disinterested pacifism. Elizabeth was a liberated woman ahead of her time, and Isak was an ex-slave. The brains of the group was Henry, a big fan of Benjamin Franklin (whom he resembled), and always able to invent whatever device or scheme the group needed to finish their missions. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The Screen Gems prop department had to find costumes depicting the American fashions from nearly 200 years earlier. They found outfits most similar to those worn in 1777 not at a costume house, but in shops along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. See more »

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Closing credits disclaimer: Some of the dates, events, and people in this episode were fictional. See more »

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One of my favorite programs as a boy
1 February 2010 | by Zriter59See all my reviews

I was an eleven-year-old history buff when "The Young Rebels" premiered in September 1970. Haven't seen it, of course, in nearly 40 years; but I sure LOVED all 15 episodes of this show.

"TYR" was part of a let's-attract-the-young movement by the networks in the late 1960s and early 70s, with dramas featuring youthful characters. Others in this venue that I recall include "The Storefront Lawyers" and "The Young Lawyers." "TYR" was apparently based on the following premise: what the heck, there were teens and early 20-somethings with long hair who were committed to the American Revolution, so let's have a show about them and try to get contemporary kids to watch. Didn't work, unfortunately. Those other youth-oriented dramas didn't last long either.

I would certainly love to see "TYR" again. Of the cast, only Lou Gossett went on (justifiably) to a major career -- -


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20 September 1970 (USA) See more »

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Screen Gems Television See more »
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(15 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Pathécolor)

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1.33 : 1
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