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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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Cast

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Lord Glenarvan (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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John Glenarvan (as Michael Anderson Jnr.)
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Guard at Dockyard Gate
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Senior Yacht Guard
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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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Storyline

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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Los hijos del capitán Grant  »

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Trivia

The third most successful film at the American box-office for the year of 1962 only beaten by The Longest Day (1962) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in The Parent Trap II (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Castaways Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Hayley Mills and accompanied on guitar by Michael Anderson Jr.
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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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