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In Search of the Castaways (film)

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Director  Robert Stevenson
Initial DVD release  May 3, 2005
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Language  English
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Release date  December 21, 1962 (1962-12-21)
Writer  Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay)
Adapted from  In Search of the Castaways
Cast  Maurice Chevalier (Jacques Paganel), Hayley Mills (Mary Grant), George Sanders (Thomas Ayerton), Wilfrid Hyde-White (Lord Glenarvan), Michael Anderson Jr. (John Glenarvan), Antonio Cifariello (Indian Chief)
Similar movies  Titanic, Titanic, Titanic: How It Really Sank, Titanica, Jaws, Into the Blue
Tagline  A Thousand Thrills, And Hayley Mills!

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In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson from a screenplay by Lowell S. Hawley based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children. The film was Mills' third of six for the Disney Studios.


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In Search of the Castaways (film) movie scenes

In company with her younger brother Robert (Keith Hamshere), and her elderly yet young-at-heart friend Professor Jacques Paganel (Maurice Chevalier), teenage Mary Grant (Hayley Mills) journeys to Glasgow, Scotland, to persuade the comically brave Lord Glenarvan (Wilfrid Hyde-White) to rescue her shipwrecked father, Captain John Grant (Jack Gwillim). The expedition sets sail and ventures halfway around the world, to both South America and New Zealand, respectively. The party suffers many assorted perils including an earthquake, a flood, a fire, an attack by a giant condor and an erupting volcano before finding and rescuing Captain Grant. A subplot involves a gunrunner named Thomas Ayerton (George Sanders), who is a treacherous former crew-member of Captain Grant's ship, and responsible for his disappearance. Another subplot involves a budding romance between young Mary Grant and Lord Glenarvan's handsome and loyal son John (Michael Anderson, Jr.).

Cast and characters

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  • Hayley Mills as Mary Grant
  • Maurice Chevalier as Jacques Paganel
  • George Sanders as Thomas Ayerton
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White as Lord Glenarvan
  • Michael Anderson, Jr. as John Glenarvan
  • Antonio Cifariello as Thalcave, the Indian Chief
  • Keith Hamshere as Robert Grant
  • Wilfrid Brambell as Bill Gaye
  • Jack Gwillim as Captain Grant
  • Inia Te Wiata as Maori Chief
  • Musical numbers

    In Search of the Castaways (film) movie scenes

    Songs composed by the Sherman Brothers include "Castaway", "Merci Beaucoup", "Let's Climb (Grimpons)", and "Enjoy It", with an orchestral arrangement of "Castaway" serving as the film's overture.


    In Search of the Castaways (film) movie scenes

    In Search of the Castaways was a commercial hit. It grossed $18,415,385 domestically, earning $5 million in US theatrical rentals. At the worldwide box office, the film earned $21,745,500. In the US, it was the 3rd highest-grossing film of 1962.

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    It was one of the 12 most popular movies at the British box office in 1963.

    Awards and nominations

    In Search of the Castaways (film) movie scenes

    The film placed third in the 1963 Golden Laurel Top Male Musical Performance (Chevalier) and was nominated for the Golden Laurel Top Action Drama.

    Other adaptations of Verne's novel

    Verne's tale has seen two Russian film adaptations (1936, 1985) and a Spanish operetta.


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