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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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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Babs Graham ...
Aerialist
Del Graham ...
Aerialist
Dave Knupp ...
Aerialist
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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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21 January 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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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: My name's not Sonny, it's Toby Tyler
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Connections

Referenced in Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) See more »

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Biddle-Dee-Dee
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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Pollyanna's brother
17 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This Disney production was released at about the same time as "Pollyanna".Both heroes have problems with their families: Pollyanna is taken in by her auntie Polly Harrington a good but proud woman who thinks that money can buy everything;Toby has to escape from the farm where he lives with his uncle and his aunt -who are far from being as rich as Polly but who are finally good people-.The subtitles reads "ten weeks with a circus" and that's exactly what it is.

Toby takes refuge in a circus where he will meet people from a world he does not know:he becomes good friend with Mr Tibbs ,the chimp and falls in love with the beautiful rider;but his job is to sell peanuts,and Monsieur Ajax,Mademoiselle Jeannette's partner ,always laughs at him.Toby's dream is to become part of the show but he stands no chance till....

A nice memory from your childhood from long ago.


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