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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 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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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 »

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Trivia

The only Walt Disney film for which Max Steiner composed the music. 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

Cam Calloway: Buck, I been asking around. You know something? We could buy this whole place for eleven hundred dollars. I mean, lake and all.
Bucky Calloway: Buy it? Well, what for, Pa? It runs mostly to marsh.
Cam Calloway: Well, for the geese. You know, for a stopping-over place. Some place they could come down every year and be safe from these dogs and guns.
Bucky Calloway: Yeah, but they don't stop every year.
Cam Calloway: Just cos' they ain't been invited. There's a way of bringing them down. Indians got a trick; all you got to do is plant some corn. See you could ...
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Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Those Crazy Calloways See more »

Filming Locations:

Vermont, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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