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

 -  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

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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Here comes...the HAPPIEST SHOW ON EARTH!

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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

In the first scene Toby Tyler is supposed to be selling concessions at the circus, but he sits down to watch Mademoiselle Jeanette and Monsieur Ajax performing their acrobatic horse routine instead; the last shot shows Jeanette and Ajax in different costumes because it is a shot from a later scene in the movie where Toby Tyler performs the act with Jeanette. Therefore the last shot of their routine has Toby Tyler performing instead of Ajax. See more »

Quotes

Toby Tyler: Do you swap back the ones that are bad?
Harry Tupper: Bad? I don't vend bad peanuts, boy. Maybe a little underbred timewarn perhaps, but not really bad.
Toby Tyler: [tastes a peanut] Tastes bad.
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Biddle-Dee-Dee
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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Most Under-appreciated Disney Film of Them All
7 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can't find this one to buy anywhere. I finally found it at Moviehunter.com. It was a thrill to see the most important film of an eleven-year-old's life. I saw this film when I was eleven and never forgot it. I sat in the movie theater all day and saw it three consecutive times. You could do that back then. I would have seen it a fourth time, but I had to go home for dinner. This is a sweet, warm, loving, exciting adventure film about a boy joining the circus and making new friends, including a mischievous chimp and a dishonest boss. It's the old Disney style all the way. It's great for kids, and there's nothing negative to say about it. Too bad Disney doesn't realize it and re-release it and make it available on DVD and VHS. Barbara Beaird is a blonde 12-year-old in this film, and she was the first puppy-love of my young life. I always wonder what ever happened to her. Kevin "Moochie" Corcoran steals the show, or maybe I should say the chimp does.


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