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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
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Wilfrid Hyde-White replaced Charles Laughton as Lord Glenarvan. Laughton was originally announced as the character but Laughton's illness and subsequent death forced Disney to replace him with Hyde-White. See more »
When Mary is pulled out of the snow, the snow on her face disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
Just think: If he hadn't put the note in the bottle, and if Monsieur Paganel hadn't caught that shark...
And if you hadn't tried to slapped my face that morning on the way to Plymouth, I wouldn't have talked my father into making this trip.
Funny how things work out, isn't it?
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This film demonstrates the meaning of 'action-packed'
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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