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Release Date:
12 February 1973 (UK) See more »
Come out and have a real SNOW BALL! See more »
When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Jones ... Johnny Baxter

Nancy Olson ... Sue Baxter

Harry Morgan ... Jesse McCord

Keenan Wynn ... Martin Ridgeway

Johnny Whitaker ... Richard Baxter

Michael McGreevey ... Wally Perkins

George Lindsey ... Double L. Dingman
Kathleen Cody ... Chris Baxter

Mary Wickes ... Miss Wigginton

David White ... Mr. Fowler

Dick Van Patten ... Mr. Carruthers
Alice Backes ... Miss Ogelvie
Joanna Phillips ... Naomi Voight
John Myhers ... Mr. Manescue
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Kirkpatrick ... Mr. Wainwright (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Insurance Office Worker (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Insurance Office Worker (uncredited)

Randy Whipple ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Tokar 
Writing credits
Don Tait (screenplay) and
Jim Parker (screenplay) &
Arnold Margolin (screenplay)

Frankie O'Rear (book "Chateau Bon Vivant") and
John O'Rear (book "Chateau Bon Vivant")

Produced by
Tom Leetch .... associate producer
Ron Miller .... producer
Original Music by
Robert F. Brunner 
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (director of photography) (as Frank Phillips)
Film Editing by
Robert Stafford 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Frank R. McKelvy 
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Gae Clark Butler .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ray Steele .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald R. Grow .... assistant director
Christopher Hibler .... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
Dorothy Kieffer .... assistant director (uncredited)
John M. Poer .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
William Fannon .... second propman (uncredited)
Ralph Mikkelson .... leadman (uncredited)
Wilbur L. Russell .... prop master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Andrew Gilmore .... sound (uncredited)
Patrick Mitchell .... mikeman (uncredited)
Frank Regula .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
Hal Bigger .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Gene Grigg .... special effects foreman: second unit (uncredited)
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alan Maley .... matte artist
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Harry Morgan (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John M. Stephens .... camera operator: second unit
Carl Boles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ed Carlin .... best boy (uncredited)
Bob Coburn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bill Ion .... camera operator (uncredited)
John Kiser .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Jim Luske .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Mike O'Shea .... camera assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Forrest Reed .... second grip (uncredited)
Stan Reed .... key grip (uncredited)
Bob Rust .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Ted Shinneman .... second grip: second unit (uncredited)
Bob Simpson .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Alex Touyarot .... camera assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Ronald M. Vargas Sr. .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Ronald M. Vargas Sr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
Lynne Albright .... costumer: women (uncredited)
John George .... costumer: men, second unit (uncredited)
Jack Sandeen .... costumer: men (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Louis Terrusa .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Jeff Bush .... location auditor (uncredited)
Charles W. Geiger .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Howard 'Dutch' Horton .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Franklyn Marks .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Art Goldberg .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Henry Cowl .... animal supervisor (as Hank Cowl)
Joe Jay Jalbert .... technical advisor
Catherine Deeney .... welfare worker (uncredited)
Les Gear .... utility man (uncredited)
Michael Goldberg .... timekeeper (uncredited)
Doris Grau .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Ben Hartigan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Lester Hoyle .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Dan Novack .... first aid (uncredited)
Price Pinkley .... first aid (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Music and Characters, 30 June 2008
Author: erness-wild from Canada

My family was fortunate in finding a VHS copy of this movie many years ago. I always liked the theme music as the Baxters were driving into Silver Hill. Keenan Wynn has alway been a Disney "villian favourite" for Dean Jones to spar with. His gruff exterior is a great sounding board for other characters to work against. I'm watching the movie now as I write this. I always wanted to find the hotel on Google Earth. I was stuck looking at the real Silver Hill, Colorado until I discovered where it was really made. I had hoped the old hotel still existed as I would be a great place to visit on a driving vacation. It is a great movie to inspire one to take a chance in life and try something different. This movie has all the pluses and comedic characters to last and last. One of my favourite scenes is when Michael McGreevey (Wally) blows up the tree stump. "Ahh darn!"

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