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In Search of the Castaways (1962)

In Search of the Castaways (1962)





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In this Disney film, based on Jules Verne's novel Captain Grant's Children, the children of long-missing ship's captain Jack Gwillim and their professor friend are given a note stuffed in a bottle; the note contains the fragment of a map, which suggests that Gwillim is somewhere in South America.

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Maurice Chevalier
as Prof. Jacques Paganel
Hayley Mills
as Mary Grant
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Lord Glenarvan
Michael Anderson Jr.
as John Glenarvan
George Sanders
as Thomas Ayerton
Keith Hamshere
as Robert Grant
Jack Gwillim
as Capt. Grant
Inia Te Wiata
as Maori Chief
Norman Bird
as Senior Yacht Guard
Michael Wynne
as Crooked Sailor
Milo Sperber
as Crooked Sailor
Barry Keegan
as Irish Claimant
George Murcell
as Ayerton's Assistant
Mark Dignam
as Rich Man at Yacht party
Roger Delgado
as Patagonian Prisoner
Andreas Malandrinos
as Crooked Sailor
David Spenser
as South American Guide
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Critic Reviews for In Search of the Castaways

All Critics (4)

High adventure Disney outing is fun with Hayley Mills and none other than Maurice Chevalier.

October 16, 2008

Audience Reviews for In Search of the Castaways

Chevalier and Mills keep interest, but the Disney-fied action sequences stretch credibility further than even the worst Indiana Jones flick. Dated effects don't help either. Worthy of keeping young children and the nostalgic entertained.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

A wonderful Disney adventure film that pairs Maurice Chevalier with Hayley Mills. This was one of the movies that really hooked me on classic live-action Disney productions and inspired me to go through the list to watch them all. It has become a favorite of mine. Each moment is a treasure. Enjoy it! (First viewing - Spring 2009)

Adam R
Adam R

It's live action, family Disney so the ending is never really in doubt. And, because of its pedigree, nothing even comes close to scandalous. It is dopey and goofy looking back on it now, but it is harmless fun. Some accents are difficult to understand and the main characters appear to share one brain (they're terribly dim). But, then again, if they were smart, there wouldn't be a movie.

Jason Vargo
Jason Vargo

Super Reviewer

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