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Harry Davis, principal of the Burberry Elementary School, is concerned because his two little boys wish they were bears... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Eddie Albert ... Harry Davis

Jane Wyatt ... Anne Davis

Soupy Sales ... Officer McGovern

Butch Patrick ... Billy Davis
Donnie Carter ... Timmy Davis
Jimmy Boyd ... Johnny Dillion

Nancy Kulp ... Emily Wilkins
Theodore Marcuse ... Janos (as Ted Marcuse)
Milton Parsons ... Dr. Fredricks
James Maloney ... Jefferson Stander
Emory Parnell ... Grimshaw Wilkins
Jack Finch ... Psychiatrist
Opal Euard ... Fortuneteller
Jack Lester ... Phil Wade

Richard Alden ... Tom Provost (as Dick Alden)
Charlene Brooks ... Mary Jerdens
Brenda Lee ... Tina Davis

Directed by
Randall Hood 
 
Writing credits
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George W. George  screenplay
George W. George  story
Judy George  story

Produced by
George W. George .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Vars 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby 
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi 
 
Makeup Department
Hal Lierley .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Harold E. Knox .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Willard Kirkham .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Glenn 'Skippy' Delfino .... property master
 
Sound Department
E. Clayton Ward .... sound (as E.C. Ward)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Giokaris .... wardrobe: women
Robert Olivas .... wardrobe: men
 
Other crew
George Fraser .... animal trainer
G. George .... title designer
Winifred Gibson .... script supervisor
J. Lucas .... title designer
Jonathan Lucas .... choreographer
John Weide .... animal trainer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Soupy Sales' feature film debut.See more »
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Innocuous suburban fantasy for families..., 20 September 2009
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Grammar school principal and father to three kids--none of whom look or sound alike--has to accept the fact that magic can happen when his two youngest boys change themselves into bears via an incantation borrowed from a trailer-park gypsy. Aside from the typical stereotyping of a nervous, hypocritical psychiatrist, there's nothing offensive about "The Two Little Bears"...indeed, it's as blithely innocuous and harmless as a sitcom from the early 1960s. Littered with famous faces and a familiar suburban scenario, the movie incorporates fanciful comedy and a little song into its mix; still, even trained bear cubs can only do so much, and the picture feels extremely thin at 83 minutes. Eddie Albert and Jane Wyatt are charming as the non-hysterical, low-keyed parents; Brenda Lee is their twangy-voiced teenage daughter (perhaps adopted?); and Donnie Carter and Butch Patrick are the boys (neither of whom are perceptive child-actors, though they are cute as a button). Lee sings (very well) and acts (not so well). Had Walt Disney made this movie, the teasing from critics never would have stopped. Since Twentieth Century-Fox made it--on a TV budget with TV actors--nobody paid any attention. ** from ****

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