Salty the Sea Lion (1974)

G | 90 mins | Children's works | 21 November 1974

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HISTORY

The Summary for this unviewed film was based on the 21 Oct 1974 Box review.
       According to a 10 Jun 1974 Box news item, principal photography took place in Key Biscayne and Homestead, FL. The production budget was reported as $900,000 in a 5 Dec 1973 Var brief; however, a 16 Jan 1974 Var article stated that producer Kobi Jaeger had financed the film with over $1 million of his own capital, and the 28 Aug 1974 Var listed the budget as $1.2 million.
       Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. obtained U.S. distribution rights after filming was completed, as announced in a 10 Sep 1973 Box item; however, according to a 5 Dec 1973 Var item, K-O Productions, Inc. retained the rights to release Salty the Sea Lion in Florida, claiming to have “knowledge of the Florida market” that would give them an advantage over any other distributor. On 12 Aug 1974, Box announced that Twentieth Century-Fox had cancelled plans to distribute the film, and the Salt Water Releasing Co. was currently seeking arrangements throughout the U. S. with independent distributors.
       According to the 21 Oct 1974 Box, the film was released 1 Oct 1974; however, the 5 Dec 1973 Var item stated that the film was set to open in sixty FL theaters on 21 Nov 1974.
       As stated in the 10 Jun 1974 Box, an American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television series based on Salty the Sea Lion was set to film in Nassau, where the Montagu Beach Hotel had been purchased for ... More Less

The Summary for this unviewed film was based on the 21 Oct 1974 Box review.
       According to a 10 Jun 1974 Box news item, principal photography took place in Key Biscayne and Homestead, FL. The production budget was reported as $900,000 in a 5 Dec 1973 Var brief; however, a 16 Jan 1974 Var article stated that producer Kobi Jaeger had financed the film with over $1 million of his own capital, and the 28 Aug 1974 Var listed the budget as $1.2 million.
       Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. obtained U.S. distribution rights after filming was completed, as announced in a 10 Sep 1973 Box item; however, according to a 5 Dec 1973 Var item, K-O Productions, Inc. retained the rights to release Salty the Sea Lion in Florida, claiming to have “knowledge of the Florida market” that would give them an advantage over any other distributor. On 12 Aug 1974, Box announced that Twentieth Century-Fox had cancelled plans to distribute the film, and the Salt Water Releasing Co. was currently seeking arrangements throughout the U. S. with independent distributors.
       According to the 21 Oct 1974 Box, the film was released 1 Oct 1974; however, the 5 Dec 1973 Var item stated that the film was set to open in sixty FL theaters on 21 Nov 1974.
       As stated in the 10 Jun 1974 Box, an American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television series based on Salty the Sea Lion was set to film in Nassau, where the Montagu Beach Hotel had been purchased for use as both the set and housing for actors and crew. According to an 8 May 1974 Var article, filming had begun on twenty-six half-hour episodes; months later, on 8 Sep 1974, LAT television listings noted that the series, titled Salty, would debut 10 Sep 1974 on ABC, with Mark Slade reprising his role.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Box Office
10 Sep 1973.
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Box Office
10 Jun 1974.
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Box Office
12 Aug 1974.
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Box Office
21 Oct 1974
p. 4730.
Los Angeles Times
8 Sep 1974
Section O, p. 24.
Variety
5 Dec 1973
p. 5, 30.
Variety
16 Jan 1974
p. 20, 32.
Variety
8 May 1974
p. 56.
Variety
28 Aug 1974
p. 26.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Salty
Release Date:
21 November 1974
Premiere Information:
Florida opening: 21 November 1974
Production Date:
1973 in Florida
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Duration(in mins):
90
MPAA Rating:
G
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

By coincidence, fourteen-year-old Tim takes on a well-trained sea lion named Salty as a pet, although Tim’s brother Taylor does not approve. Salty’s antics tend to get Tim and his friends in trouble, but the animal means well. However, when Salty’s actions result in a dilemma that threatens the sea lion’s life, Tim must reach out to others in order to save his new ... +


By coincidence, fourteen-year-old Tim takes on a well-trained sea lion named Salty as a pet, although Tim’s brother Taylor does not approve. Salty’s antics tend to get Tim and his friends in trouble, but the animal means well. However, when Salty’s actions result in a dilemma that threatens the sea lion’s life, Tim must reach out to others in order to save his new pet. +

GENRE
Sub-genre:
Animal


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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