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In Search of the Castaways

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Original title
In Search of the Castaways
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Lowell S. Hawley (Novel: Julio Verne)
Music
William Alwyn
Cinematography
Paul Beeson
Cast
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Producer
Walt Disney Productions
Genre
Adventure. Fantasy | Family-friendly
Movie Groups
Jules Verne Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
An earthquake, a flash flood, an avalanche, a volcano, alligators, jaguars, mutineers, and a man-eating Maoris dog the steps of a shipping company owner, a scientist, and the two children of a lost sea captain as they circle the earth along the 37th parallel per instructions in a bottled note the scientist has recovered from a shark's stomach. Only certain facts are discerned from the stained note, especially the words "37 parallel." Teen-age Mary Grant (Hayley Mills), her younger brother, Robert Keith Hamshere, and the scientist, French Professor Jacques Paganel (Maurice Chevalier), trick their way aboard the grand yacht, "Persevero," during a bon-voyage party to see the owner of the shipping company, Lord Edward Glenarvan (Wilfrid Hyde-White), the epitome of British aloofness. With the urging of his own son, John (Michael Anderson Jr.), Glenarvan's luxurious side-wheeler sets sail for the coastal town of Concepcion, Chile in the search for the missing Captain Grant.
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