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Those Calloways is a 1965 American film adaption of a book by Paul Annixter. Annixter and his wife Jane were writers of books for young readers. The film was produced by Disney and directed by Norman Tokar. It was the last credit for veteran film composer Max Steiner.
It starred Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon De Wilde, Walter Brennan and Linda Evans in the principal roles.
Following the patterned formula for Disney family entertainment, the film follows the trials and tribulations of a Vermont family over a period of time as they attempt to establish a sanctuary for the Canadian geese that stopover in their rural community during their annual migrations.
On-location New England filming contributes to the film's appeal.
Brandon De Wilde had previously worked with Walter Brennan in 1956s Good-bye, My Lady and with Brian Keith in the 3-part The Tenderfoot for Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in 1964.
Originally trade-previewed as Those Crazy Calloways, Disney's Those Calloways is a lengthy, anecdotal film about a highly individualistic New England family. Patriarch Cam Calloway (Brian Keith) is regarded as a crank by the local villagers because of his dream to build a bird sanctuary that will protect migratory geese from hunters. Cam uses all his savings to buy a lake, where he intends to establish his sanctuary. When a wealthy sportsman offers to turn the town into a booming resort community in exchange for hunting rights, Cam opposes the plan, which briefly puts him on the outs with everyone else. Only when Cam is accidentally shot by the sportsman do the locals rally around the "crazy" Calloways so that Cam's sanctuary can come to fruition.
Brian Keith - Cam Calloway
Vera Miles - Liddy Calloway
Brandon De Wilde - Bucky Calloway
Walter Brennan - Alf Simes
Ed Wynn - Ed Parker
Linda Evans - Bridie Mellot
Philip Abbott - Dell Fraser
John Larkin - Jim Mellot
Parley Baer - Doane Shattuck
Frank DeKova - Nigosh
Roy Roberts - E J Fletcher
John Qualen - Ernie Evans
Tom Skerritt - Whit Turner
Paul Hartman - Charley Evans
Russell Collins - Nat Perkins
John Davis Chandler - Ollie Gibbons
Chet Stratton - Phil Petrie
Renee Godfrey - Sarah Mellot
Frank Ferguson - Doctor
Director - Norman Tokar
Screenplay - Louis Pelletier
Source Material (from novel) - Paul Annixter
Producer - Walt Disney
Co-Producer - Winston Hibler
Director of Photography - Edward Colman
Editor - Grant K. Smith
Music - Max Steiner
Songs - Max Steiner
Song - Jay Livingston