The Young Rebels

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The Young Rebels
Premiere September 20, 1970
Finale January 3, 1971
Creator Peter Gayle
Network/Provider ABC
Style 60-minute adventure
Company Screen Gems Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 15
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The Young Rebels is an adventure that aired on ABC.

The Young Rebels was the story of a group of youthful guerrillas fighting on the Patriot side in the American Revolutionary War. They were part of the fictional "Yankee Doodle Society", based in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1777. Their goal was to harass the British forces however they could and serve as spies for the rebels. The four main characters were Jeremy, son of the mayor of Chester; Isak, a former slave; Henry, a bright young, bespectacled man who looked a lot (by design) like a younger Benjamin Franklin, whom he greatly admired; and Elizabeth, Jeremy's even-younger girlfriend. Any parallel between this "youth movement" and the one going on in the United States in real life at the same time that this show was aired was completely intentional. Aiding these young American rebels in their cause was a young French rebel, the Marquis de Lafayette, who had come to their aid not just because he believed in their cause but also to learn how to export many of its principles to his native France.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Rick Ely Jeremy Larkin
Lou Gossett Isak Poole
Alex Henteloff Henry Abington
Philippe Forquet General Lafayette
Hilarie Thompson Elizabeth Coates


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 20, 1970 January 3, 1971 15


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