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Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)

Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kevin Corcoran ... Toby Tyler
Henry Calvin Henry Calvin ... Ben Cotter
Gene Sheldon Gene Sheldon ... Sam Treat
Bob Sweeney Bob Sweeney ... Harry Tupper
Richard Eastham ... Colonel Sam Castle
James Drury ... Jim Weaver
Barbara Beaird Barbara Beaird ... Mademoiselle Jeanette
Dennis Olivieri Dennis Olivieri ... Monsieur Ajax (as Dennis Joel)
Edith Evanson Edith Evanson ... Aunt Olive
Tom Fadden ... Uncle Daniel
Oliver Wallace ... Bandleader (as Ollie Wallace)
The Marquis Chimps The Marquis Chimps ... The Marquis Family (as The Marquis Family)
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Storyline

Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

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Taglines:

Roaring FUN with "MOOCHIE" and MISTER STUBBS (imp of a chimp) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Toby Tyler See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is the only Disney production where Gene Sheldon has a speaking role. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene Toby Tyler is supposed to be selling concessions at the circus, but he sits down to watch Mademoiselle Jeanette and Monsieur Ajax performing their acrobatic horse routine instead; the last shot shows Jeanette and Ajax in different costumes because it is a shot from a later scene in the movie where Toby Tyler performs the act with Jeanette. Therefore the last shot of their routine has Toby Tyler performing instead of Ajax. See more »

Quotes

Harry Tupper: You, my boy, could be... a concessionare.
Toby Tyler: I could?
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Soundtracks

Biddle-Dee-Dee
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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Most Under-appreciated Disney Film of Them All
7 May 2005 | by GeffSee all my reviews

You can't find this one to buy anywhere. I finally found it at Moviehunter.com. It was a thrill to see the most important film of an eleven-year-old's life. I saw this film when I was eleven and never forgot it. I sat in the movie theater all day and saw it three consecutive times. You could do that back then. I would have seen it a fourth time, but I had to go home for dinner. This is a sweet, warm, loving, exciting adventure film about a boy joining the circus and making new friends, including a mischievous chimp and a dishonest boss. It's the old Disney style all the way. It's great for kids, and there's nothing negative to say about it. Too bad Disney doesn't realize it and re-release it and make it available on DVD and VHS. Barbara Beaird is a blonde 12-year-old in this film, and she was the first puppy-love of my young life. I always wonder what ever happened to her. Kevin "Moochie" Corcoran steals the show, or maybe I should say the chimp does.


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