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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
 
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81 min
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Soupy Sales' feature film debut.See more »
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My Review Of The Rare TWO LITTLE BEARS, 17 June 2005
Author: (drmark7@juno.com) from Lancaster, Ohio USA, Earth

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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