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Harry Willard
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Katie Willard
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Nick O'Mara
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Amy Willard
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Countessa 'La Comtesse' DuFresne
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Elliott Willard
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Madame Clebert
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Rudolph Hunschak
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The Girl
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Horace Bidwell
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Judge Henderson (as Howard I. Smith)
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The Tight Suit (as Casey Adams)
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The Willards from Terre Haute, Indiana, travels abroad for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Paris, France. Harry Willard believes that the greatest problem will be avoiding tap water, but bringing his three children will prove to be more troublesome. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A holiday spree in gay Paree! See more »


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Bon Voyage - ¡Por Fin Paris!  »

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The Disney studio was aware of Tommy Kirk's homosexuality by this time. Kirk did not get along with Jane Wyman during filming, and his relationship with Fred MacMurray deteriorated as well. See more »

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[on the beach at Cannes, Harry and Skipper are watching Elliott chat up a pretty French girl, as the girl's mother looks on disapprovingly]
Skipper Willard: How do you like Elliott's new moustache, Dad?
Harry Willard: I think I like the one on the girl's mother better.
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DISNEY'S MOST UNDER-RATED FILM OF THE 60'S
29 April 2004 | by (Sarasota, Florida) – See all my reviews

Nice Disney family film in the tradition of Old Yeller, Swiss Family Robinson & LT. Robin Crusoe USN. Stars Fred Mac Murray & Jane Wyman as well as veteran Disney child actors Tommy Kirk & Kevin Cochoran, and the late Deborah Walley. Real star of this film is the old Ocean Liner SS United States. - 1962 was the twilight of the big Transatlantic Ocean Liners and " The Big U" shows herself in all her glory. Shot on location in Paris and the Riviera, it gives us a look back at Paris back in the 60's with all the fads and fashions. A bit dated for today's tots. This film is probably better suited for adults looking for a nostalgic look back.


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