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Those Calloways (1965)

Approved | | Drama, Family | March 1965 (UK)
Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Louis Pelletier (screenplay), Paul Annixter (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... Cam Calloway
Vera Miles ... Lydia (Liddy) Calloway
Brandon De Wilde ... Bucky Calloway (as Brandon de Wilde)
Walter Brennan ... Alf Simes
Ed Wynn ... Ed Parker
Linda Evans ... Bridie Mellott
Philip Abbott ... Dell Fraser
John Larkin John Larkin ... Jim Mellott
Parley Baer ... Doane Shattuck
Frank DeKova ... Nigosh (as Frank de Kova)
Roy Roberts ... E.J. Fletcher
John Qualen ... Ernie Evans
Tom Skerritt ... Whit Turner
Paul Hartman ... Charley Evans
Russell Collins ... Nat Perkins
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Storyline

Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is thwarted at every attempt, it seems; he and his son try to get enough furs from their trapping venture to get the money, but the bottom falls out of the fur market. He uses the little money they get for a down payment on the lake, thereby losing their house when he can't make the mortgage payment. They move to the lake, where their friends help them build a cabin. A salesman stops in town, and tries to get the people to sell their land for a tourist venture; Cam is outraged at his tactics and takes desperate measures after he himself is tricked. Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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They dared to dream the impossible! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Aftoi pou emeinan anthropoi See more »

Filming Locations:

Vermont, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final film (uncredited) of Renee Godfrey. See more »

Goofs

When the guys are in the store talking about the town meeting for the hunting club, one of them is holding a box of Winchester AA ammunition. These shells were not available until the 1960's....years after the time frame of the film. See more »

Quotes

Ed Parker: Say, young man, do you know the best way to cook a goose?
Dell Fraser: Eh?
Alf Simes: He wants to know if you know the best way to cook a goose.
Dell Fraser: No.
Alf Simes: [shouting] He says "no", Ed.
Ed Parker: Oh.
Alf Simes: [to Abbott] He's kinda hard o' hearing.
Ed Parker: Well, Sir, you take a goose and you put it in a pan. And you take a hand, a big hand, full of bread stuffing, you know? And then you mix that stuffing thoroughly with about, eh, oh, I'd say a half a jug of hard cider. Then you put in a pinch of nutmeg, just a pinch. Then you baste the goose for about, ...
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Rhyme-Around
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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More for adults than kids
2 April 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

During his lifetime, Walt Disney made a number of serious-minded movies for family audiences, but quite often families ignored them and favored his goofball comedies and animated movies. "Those Calloways" is one such movie, not doing very well at the box office. Though I personally liked the movie, I can see why not many people were attracted to it. It's a long movie for one thing, over two hours in length. And the storytelling is kind of episodic than being one strong story. Still, I found the movie to have a lot of charm. It's shot on attractive New England locations, the characters are interesting, and the various vignettes are not boring. That is, if you are a (patient) adult. Though Disney intended this movie for a family audience, I think most modern day kids would be bored stiff by this movie with its slow pace and lack of action and special effects. Too bad - kids might learn a few things along the way.


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