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

Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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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
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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

This film is the only Disney production where Gene Sheldon has a speaking role. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Toby Tyler: Mr. Stubbs, have you see my shoes? Good night, I left them over at the lemonade stand.
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Connections

Version of Circus Days (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

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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