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Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)

G  |   |  Family, Drama  |  21 January 1960 (USA)
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Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

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Cast overview:
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Toby Tyler
Henry Calvin ...
Ben Cotter
Gene Sheldon ...
Sam Treat
Bob Sweeney ...
Harry Tupper
Richard Eastham ...
Colonel Sam Castle
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Jim Weaver
Barbara Beaird ...
Mademoiselle Jeanette
Dennis Olivieri ...
Monsieur Ajax (as Dennis Joel)
Edith Evanson ...
Aunt Olive
Tom Fadden ...
Uncle Daniel
Oliver Wallace ...
Bandleader (as Ollie Wallace)
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Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

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Family | Drama

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Disney was able to bolster interest in this Kevin Corcoran vehicle by using Henry Calvin and Gene Sheldon in co-starring roles. They were both the co-stars of Disney's hit television series Zorro (1957) which was then off the air due to legal disputes between Disney and the American Broadcasting Company. See more »

Goofs

Wires are clearly visible, attached to Toby as he does bareback riding stunts. See more »

Quotes

Toby Tyler: I got my own horse back home.
Mademoiselle Jeanette: Toby, really?
Toby Tyler: Name's Old Red, he's not really old that's just his name,
Mademoiselle Jeanette: Is he a gaited horse?
Toby Tyler: [confused] Gated?
Mademoiselle Jeanette: You know, what gait does he favor most?
Toby Tyler: Oh, I guess he favers most the gate that leads down to the pasture. Lots of sweet clover down there.
Mademoiselle Jeanette: [giggles] Toby, you're joking.
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Biddle-Dee-Dee
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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Excellent Family Movie!
4 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Kevin Corcoran's acting in the first place, but this is most likely my favorite movie with him STARING! What sets this one above the rest is it does NOT rely on a sound-track to keep the interest of the viewers. Toby is an orphaned boy being raised by his aunt and uncle. His uncle tells him he is a burden, so Toby joins the circus. What makes this movie most entertaining is Toby's horse training! As I said, this movie does not rely on a sound-track to keep the interest of the viewers, but in fact it is this very aspect that makes it a charm! As Toby is trained to ride a horse, you see him fail, fail, learn, learn some more, then eventually succeed! All the time, the only thing you hear is the trot of the horse!


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