The Young Rebels
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.
|Rick Ely||Jeremy Larkin|
|Lou Gossett||Isak Poole|
|Alex Henteloff||Henry Abington|
|Philippe Forquet||General Lafayette|
|Hilarie Thompson||Elizabeth Coates|
|Season One||September 20, 1970||January 3, 1971||15|
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