GenreFamily, Western ProducersWalt Disney, James Algar CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 1, 1960 (1960-11-01) Based onjournal
by John Wesley Powell WriterJohn Wesley Powell (journal), Lawrence Edward Watkin CastBrian Keith (William Dunn), Ben Johnson (George Bradley), John Beal (Maj. John Wesley Powell), James Drury (Walter Powell), R. G. Armstrong (Oramel Howland), L.Q. Jones (Billy Hawkins) Similar moviesRelated William Beaudine movies
James drury ten who dared story
Ten Who Dared is a 1960 film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution in 1960. It tells the story of United States Army officer John Wesley Powell, who was the first to travel down the Colorado River, and the dangers that he and nine other men had to face while making a map of the region during their 1869 expedition. Hired by Walt Disney Studios in 1959 as a technical adviser, Otis R. Marston led a film crew through the Grand Canyon to film river running and background scenes for the film.
According to Allmovie, critics consistently rate this as one of the worst movies made by Disney. The staff of Halliwell's Film Guide called it "tedious and unconvincing".
One of the replica boats used on the film, the Emma Dean, was recovered by local raconteur, Stan A. Jones, in 1969 from the Golden Oak Ranch, a Disney movie lot in Placerita Canyon, Newhall, Santa Clarita, California. The boat is on display at the Powell Museum in Page, Arizona.