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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 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: 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 »

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Biddle-Dee-Dee
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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Yes, the movie strays
28 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

But not quite as much as some make out...the circus characters in the book were not that grotesque, not was Toby in an orphan's home, constantly being punished for dishonesty. And, he did become a star, in a sense, on horseback. However, he was a glutonous boy who runs away to the circus, for no reason other than his own selfish ones. He does have a hard life. And his riding on the horses lasts for only about a day, but for that day, he and the girl who rode with them were required to do encores of their performances,

Anyways....the story is cute. Yes, Mr. stubbs lives in the movie, but that is typical Disney giving a happy ending, and is to be expected. Watch it for fun, not because you want to compare it to the book. Personally, I like both.


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