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The Incredible Journey (1963)

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Director:

Fletcher Markle

Writers:

James Algar (screenplay), Sheila Burnford (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Émile Genest ... John Longridge (as Emile Genest)
John Drainie John Drainie ... Professor Jim Hunter
Tommy Tweed Tommy Tweed ... The Hermit
Sandra Scott Sandra Scott ... Mrs. Hunter
Syme Jago Syme Jago ... Helvi Numi
Marion Finlayson Marion Finlayson ... Elizabeth Hunter
Ronald Cohoon Ronald Cohoon ... Peter Hunter
Robert Christie ... James MacKenzie
Beth Lockerbie Beth Lockerbie ... Nell MacKenzie
Jan Rubes ... Carl Nurmi
Iréna Mayeska Iréna Mayeska ... Mrs. Nurmi (as Irena Mayeska)
Beth Amos ... Mrs. Oakes
Eric Clavering Eric Clavering ... Bert Oakes
Rex Allen ... Narrator (voice)
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The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

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Plot Keywords:

cat movie | 1960s | dog | cat | dog movie | See All (14) »

Taglines:

Three against the wilderness... nothing could stop them - only instinct to guide them across 200 perilous miles of Canadian wilderness! See more »


Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Quebec-born Emile Genest did not dub himself in the French version. It was done by a French actor in SPS studios, Paris, France. See more »

Goofs

While Bodger the Bull Terrier is referred to as a male, the dog playing the part is obviously a female. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: As he went deeper and deeper into the forest, the cat began to get uneasy. He had a strange feeling he was being followed. There was nothing in sight, yet his sense told him there was something back there, something evil.
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Soundtracks

Ol' kaunis kesäilta
Traditional Finnish song
Performed by Jan Rubes
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User Reviews

 
I love this movie
14 June 2001 | by b-a-h TNT-6See all my reviews

A movie that's almost only 'acted' by animals might not sound interesting to some, but I must say that I truly love this movie. Not only because I love animals, but also because this is very good example of a very enjoyable movie with pets as main characters. Nowadays it seems that the only way to make animals 'act' is to make them talk and tell silly jokes, usually by using some awful CGI effects. This very well done tale, instead, delivers the goods through a very nice narration, and through an interesting plot that doesn't get silly and stays almost true to complete credibility: two dogs and a cat start a long and adventurous trip home after accidentally getting lost (this has happened various times in history, even for long distances). A very nice tale for the whole family, and a mild yet captivating story that will almost bring a tear -- a happy one -- to the eye of any true pet lover.

8/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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