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In Search of the Castaways (1962)

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In 19th century England young Mary Grant and her brother Robert Grant embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father,sea captain Grant,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)
Mark Dignam ...
Rich Man at Yacht Party
Michael Wynne ...
Crooked Sailor
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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 discern 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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21 December 1962 (USA)  »

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Los hijos del capitán Grant  »

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This is the only filmed adaptation of the source French "Captain Grant's Children" ("Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant") novel by Jules Verne not have the book's or a similar worded title (e.g. The Children of Captain Grant (1996)). See more »

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When the Maori natives are climbing up the escape rope (which is burning furiously), wires are visibly connected to the stunt men. See more »

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Lord Glenarvan: [as John starts to put his hand on Mary's shoulder] Ah, there you are, my boy. Better get some sleep, you know. Got an early start.
John Glenarvan: We're too excited to sleep.
Lord Glenarvan: Hmm. So I see! You'd better come along with me, just the same.
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The poorest excuse of Captain Grant's Children ever made
27 August 2013 | by (Haugesund, Norway) – See all my reviews

To destroy an epic adventure as Jules Verne's "The Children of Captain Grant" in such a way - is a crime that cannot be pardoned. The twist of the history in the beginning, the drop-outs of large parts of the history, and the cheap stage settings is not even worthy for a studio like Walt Disney.

Now of course some would excuse this to the lack of special effects compared to today, but that is really no real excuse.

In Norway, the book wasn't even translated and published in complete edition to 2013, but this is shameful. To destroy a major literary work like this is ... well I really don't have words for it.

I am shocked.


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