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In Search of the Castaways (1962)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Lord Glenarvan (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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John Glenarvan (as Michael Anderson Jnr.)
Antonio Cifariello ...
Keith Hamshere ...
Wilfrid Brambell ...
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Ronald Fraser ...
Guard at Dockyard Gate
Norman Bird ...
Senior Yacht Guard
George Murcell ...
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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volcano | maori | jaguar | earthquake | flood | See more »

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A Thousand Thrills, And Hayley Mills!


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21 December 1962 (USA)  »

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Charles Laughton was) originally announced as Lord Glenarvan, but his illness and subsequent death forced Disney to replace him with Wilfred Hyde-White. 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: My dear boy, if that's the way you feel about it, let's have a look at the blasted note. Where is it?
John Glenarvan: In the bottle.
Lord Glenarvan: Well, where's the bottle?
John Glenarvan: The Frenchman has it.
Lord Glenarvan: Confounded, where's the Frenchman?
John Glenarvan: You had him thrown off the ship in Glasgow.
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Referenced in The Parent Trap II (1986) See more »

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The Castaways Theme
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Hayley Millsand accompanied on Guitar by Michael Anderson Jr.
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This film demonstrates the meaning of 'action-packed'
26 May 2003 | by (Britain) – See all my reviews

We loved this film as kids, now we're older it retains its appeal but in a different way. It really is the funniest film ever.

The search party:

  • encounter a earthquake and survive by riding on two mini icebergs
through ice palaces which appear to be inside a mountain

  • have one member of the party (Robert, the sweet little brother) carried
off by a giant condor to feed her young

  • get flooded and live in a huge ombu tree for weeks (alongside some kind
of big cat which is also trapped there)

  • go through a thunderstorm that causes above-mentioned tree to catch on
fire, giving them the option of being burnt to death or eaten by crocodiles, which are now of course swarming around the tree - or get rescued

  • get locked up in a tiny hut with a madman who's been there for
apparently about fifty years, after being chucked off their own ship by villainous scoundrels and being washed up on an island inhabited by Maoris

  • and finally, survive a volcano (but the Maoris don't)


There is also a love interest in the form of John, the smarmy captain's son who fancies Mary (Hayley Mills) and some funny songs, like the one Chevalier and Mills sing when living in ombu tree. Brilliant!!!


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