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In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 21 December 1962 (USA)
In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

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Lord Glenarvan (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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John Glenarvan (as Michael Anderson Jnr.)
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Ayerton's Assistant
Inia Te Wiata ...
Maori Chief (as Inia Wiata)
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Rich Man at Yacht Party
Michael Wynne ...
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An earthquake, a flash flood, an avalanche, a volcano, alligators, jaguars, mutineers, and a man-eating Maoris dog the steps of a shipping company owner, a scientist, and the two children of a lost sea captain as they circle the earth along the 37th parallel per instructions in a bottled note the scientist has recovered from a shark's stomach. Only certain facts are discerned from the stained note, especially the words "37 parallel." Teen-age Mary Grant (Hayley Mills), her younger brother, Robert Keith Hamshere, and the scientist, French Professor Jacques Paganel (Maurice Chevalier), trick their way aboard the grand yacht, "Persevero," during a bon-voyage party to see the owner of the shipping company, Lord Edward Glenarvan (Wilfrid Hyde-White), the epitome of British aloofness. With the urging of his own son, John (Michael Anderson Jr.), Glenarvan's luxurious side-wheeler sets sail for the coastal town of Concepcion, Chile in the search for the missing Captain Grant. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Thousand Thrills, And Hayley Mills!


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Trivia

Hayley Mills made this film about about shipwrecked castaways two years after her father, John Mills, starred in Swiss Family Robinson (1960) also made by Walt Disney about shipwrecked castaways. See more »

Goofs

When the ship arrives in Australia, the map shows it is arriving in Sydney. However a newspaper article later shown announces that the boat has come into port at Melbourne. See more »

Quotes

Lord Glenarvan: By Jove, I never saw a rope burn like that.
Jacques Paganel: Gun powder. It's woven in like a fuse.
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Connections

Referenced in Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) See more »

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Grimpons!
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Maurice Chevalier and Hayley Mills
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Family Film
20 November 2001 | by (Louisville, Kentucky, USA) – See all my reviews

How wonderful to see a movie the entire family can watch. Fine acting and plenty of music and laughter along with suspense, drama and human kindness. Not to be scared if a child will curse or anything to upset the audience. Maurice Chaviar and entire cast is superb. What a wonderful movie to just sit and relax and know you will be entertained. I never get bored watching this movie. When I was stationed in the US Army at Russelsheim, Germany,I got to see this movie in the German language. Again, it is a pleasure to have another entertaining motion picture to view over and over with family and friends. Thank You Walt Disney and his staff.


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