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Lowell S. Hawley (screen story)
Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay)
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25 April 1969 (Japan) See more »
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Walter Brennan ... Grandpa Bower

Buddy Ebsen ... Calvin Bower

Lesley Ann Warren ... Alice Bower

John Davidson ... Joe Carder

Janet Blair ... Katie Bower

Kurt Russell ... Sidney Bower

Bobby Riha ... Mayo Bower

Jon Walmsley ... Quinn Bower
Smith Wordes ... Nettie Bower (as Smitty Wordes)
Heidi Rook ... Rose Bower
Debbie Smith ... Lulu Bower

Pamelyn Ferdin ... Laura Bower

Wally Cox ... Mr. Wampler

Richard Deacon ... Charlie Wrenn
Steve Harmon ... Ernie Stubbins

Goldie Hawn ... Giggly Girl (as Goldie Jeanne Hawn)
John Craig ... Frank
Jonathan Kidd ... Telegrapher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Larry J. Blake ... First Outspoken Man (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Burly Dakota Townsman (uncredited)

Hank Jones ... Town Delivery Boy (uncredited)

Kenneth MacDonald ... (uncredited)
Charles McQuary ... Dakota Townsman (uncredited)

Butch Patrick ... Johnny (uncredited)
Peter Renaday ... Dakota Townsman (uncredited)
Stephen Roberts ... Second Outspoken Man (uncredited)
Andrea Sacino ... (uncredited)
Jerry Trent ... Dancer (uncredited)
William Woodson ... Henry White (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael O'Herlihy 
Writing credits
Lowell S. Hawley (screen story)

Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay)

Laura Bower Van Nuys (book)

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... producer
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (director of photography) (as Frank Phillips)
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal  (as Herman Allen Blumenthal)
Carroll Clark 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
Emile Kuri 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
Makeup Department
Gordon Hubbard .... makeup artist
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Production Management
Joseph L. McEveety .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Cameron .... assistant director (as Paul L. Cameron)
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Harold Lewis .... sound mixer
Jerry Trent .... dance foley (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alan Maley .... matte artist
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Emily Sundby .... costumer
Music Department
Jack Elliott .... conductor
Jack Elliott .... music arranger
Jack Elliott .... music supervisor
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
James MacDonald .... assistant to conductor (as James Macdonald)
Richard M. Sherman .... songs: music and lyrics by
Robert B. Sherman .... songs: music and lyrics by
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Hugh Lambert .... choreographer
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Family Band" - USA (TV title)
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110 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | UK:U (video) | USA:G

Did You Know?

According to a 1968 interview with Robert B. Sherman, the film was originally intended to be 156 minutes, but the studio cut the film to 110 minutes after Radio City Music Hall requested it. The cuts consisted of two songs and a good deal of character motivation. The same fate befell two of the Sherman Brothers' other Disney live-action musicals, The Happiest Millionaire (1967) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). Sherman said he felt the studio "acted like horses' asses" over the running time.See more »
Anachronisms: This movie features many quality songs with big band jazz as the music, however big band jazz did not exist until the late 1930's - early 1940's. Jazz itself did not appear on the scene until the 1900's, and this movie is set in 1888.See more »
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Electoral College, 1 August 2006
Author: RepMaj04 from United States

I saw this movie as a kid, when it premiered. In fact, I saw it every Saturday while it ran. This is where I first learned of the Electoral College. However, the movie has been chopped up since then. A lot of good musical numbers are missing. I can't find the original length version anywhere, and that's a shame because a lot of people are missing a considerable portion of the movie.

I wonder if Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn even noticed each other on the set? Leslie Ann Warren and Goldie Hawn were fresh, and at their best! Too bad Walt had to go. Michael Eisner will never come close to the magic of those classic Disney days.

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