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The Two Little Bears (1961)

Harry Davis, principal of the Burberry Elementary School, is concerned because his two little boys wish they were bears. One day, the two boys meet an old gypsy who tells them to use a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Davis
Anne Davis
Officer McGovern
Billy Davis
Donnie Carter ...
Timmy Davis
Johnny Dillion
Emily Wilkins
Janos (as Ted Marcuse)
Milton Parsons ...
Dr. Fredricks
James Maloney ...
Jefferson Stander
Grimshaw Wilkins
Jack Finch ...
Opal Euard ...
Jack Lester ...
Phil Wade
Tom Provost (as Dick Alden)


Harry Davis, principal of the Burberry Elementary School, is concerned because his two little boys wish they were bears. One day, the two boys meet an old gypsy who tells them to use a magic cream and teaches them a spell to turn themselves into bears. When they find their sister's strange freckle cream, they do become bears. Unfortunately, when they turn back into boys, no one will believe their story. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Fantasy





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13 January 1963 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Os 2 Ursinhos  »

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My Review Of The Rare TWO LITTLE BEARS
17 June 2005 | by (Lancaster, Ohio USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

TWO LITTLE BEARS (1962) bw-82m (20th Century Fox) Shown on Fox Movie Channel, c.04/03. After they unearthed the long lost JOHN AGAR film HAND OF DEATH (1961), this was probably next on my Fox most wanted list. BEARS has a super, widescreen Scope intro, but P&S for the rest. (But OK.) The Brenda Lee opening with lots of bears on set is surreal. BEARS starts off like a 50s sitcom. Eddie Albert (3 years B4 GREEN ACRES) is the dad and also the school principal. Mom (Jane Wyatt) seems to have wandered in off the set of FATHER KNOWS BEST. The plot mentions Winnie The Pooh. Brenda Lee uses her own, southern accent, but this is not explained. 3rd billed Soupy Sales has little more than a walk on as the town cop. Butch Patrick and his brother want to be real bears and have costumes that they fantasize in. This has their teacher upset. (Nancy Culp- soon to be Miss Hathaway on THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES.) The boys put on their bear costumes and go to see the fake gypsies on the edge of town. They tell the boys they need a special salve to make them bears, but they are out of it right now. There is a brief, creepy Halloween night scene. Enter a grown up Jimmy Boyd ("I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus") as Lee's date. Now it's a musical as they sing teen love songs to each other. Boyd gives Lee a special present of a big jar of homemade freckle removing cream. (Though it's Boyd who has the most freckles!) The boys discover this and decide is the "magic bear salve". Amazingly, it works (!) or we'd have no movie. The boys turn into what looks like footage from a Castle 8mm Films home travelogue movie about bears. Bears scamper around with overdubbed voices. They invade a golfers lodge in the country, go down the chimney and eat stuff from the cupboard. Then they meet a Mama Bear (That I'm pretty certain is voiced by June Foray), that sort of adopts them. At one point she starts to tell a tale of "Goldilocks and the Three Humans" but there is an abrupt cut to the next scene. Was something cut out? It still runs longer than the time listed in TVM. "Pickle Relish" is used as a euphemism for cussing. No earth shaker, but worth seeing once. Side note: Butch Patrick (recently on E! Celebrity Date, c. 2003) makes his 3rd appearance here. First Butch Patrick was HAND OF DEATH, then PRESSURE POINT- Uncredited, as "Imaginary Playmate. Then, after BEARS, was in A CHILD IS WAITING w. Judy Garland- directed by John Cassavetes and with Billy Mumy! All in 1962.- from Mark Hill

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