Those Calloways (1965)

131 mins | Melodrama | 1965

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writer:

Louis Pelletier

Cinematographer:

Edward Colman

Editor:

Grant K. Smith

Production Designers:

Carroll Clark, John Mansbridge

Production Company:

Walt Disney Productions
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HISTORY

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Walt Disney Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Animal unit photog
Animal unit photog
Wild geese seq
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd supv
Sd mix
Music ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Matte artist
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Swiftwater by Paul Annixter (New York, 1950).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"The Cabin Raising Song" and "Rhyme-Around," music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
"Angel," words and music by Max Steiner, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1965
Premiere Information:
Atlanta opening: 28 January 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Walt Disney Productions
Copyright Date:
12 November 1964
Copyright Number:
LP29398
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
131
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Cam Calloway, an Irish trapper and woodsman raised by the Micmac Indians, lives in Swiftwater, Maine, with his wife, Liddy, and his 19-year-old son, Bucky. His fondest hope is to establish a sanctuary for the great flocks of wild geese which fly over Swiftwater in autumn during their southward migration. In order to purchase a large tract of land for the proposed sanctuary, Cam spends all the profits from an entire season of trapping. As a result, he is unable to meet the mortgage payments on his own home, and he and his family are evicted. Forced to move to the lake, they find that many of their neighbors are willing to help them build a new home. Meanwhile, Dell Fraser, a traveling salesman, schemes to convert Swiftwater into a resort for goose hunters. Posing as a conservationist, Dell gives Cam money to plant corn which would lure the birds down during their migration. Bucky learns of the plan, and Cam has a violent argument with the profiteers. After Cam is seriously wounded by a rifle shot, the townspeople organize a petition authorizing the federal government to buy the marshland for a sanctuary. As Cam recovers from his wound, Fraser and his cohorts leave town, and the dream of the Calloways becomes a ... +


Cam Calloway, an Irish trapper and woodsman raised by the Micmac Indians, lives in Swiftwater, Maine, with his wife, Liddy, and his 19-year-old son, Bucky. His fondest hope is to establish a sanctuary for the great flocks of wild geese which fly over Swiftwater in autumn during their southward migration. In order to purchase a large tract of land for the proposed sanctuary, Cam spends all the profits from an entire season of trapping. As a result, he is unable to meet the mortgage payments on his own home, and he and his family are evicted. Forced to move to the lake, they find that many of their neighbors are willing to help them build a new home. Meanwhile, Dell Fraser, a traveling salesman, schemes to convert Swiftwater into a resort for goose hunters. Posing as a conservationist, Dell gives Cam money to plant corn which would lure the birds down during their migration. Bucky learns of the plan, and Cam has a violent argument with the profiteers. After Cam is seriously wounded by a rifle shot, the townspeople organize a petition authorizing the federal government to buy the marshland for a sanctuary. As Cam recovers from his wound, Fraser and his cohorts leave town, and the dream of the Calloways becomes a reality. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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