In Search of the Castaways

D: Robert Stevenson
Disney (Hugh Attwooll)
UK 1961
100 mins


W: Lowell S. Hawley [based on the novel "Captain Grant's Children" by Jules Verne]
DP: Paul Beeson
Ed: Gordon Stone
Mus: William Alwyn
PD: Michael Stringer

Maurice Chevalier (Jacques Paganel), Hayley Mills (Mary Grant), George Sanders (Thomas Ayerton), Wilfred Hyde-White (Lord Glenarvan), Wilfrid Brambell (Bill Gaye)

Engaging children's adventure which starts off quite realistically but then builds into complete fantasy. 
With the aid of a jaunty, eccentric professor, three children seek their father, an explorer who is lost somewhere in South America.
As far as geography lessons go, this film may well have taken place in the wonderful world of Oz, but for clean, wholesome entertainment of the Disney variety you could do a hell of a lot worse.
It hasn't dated particularly well with elements of the production, visual effects, etc., but it's unlikely that the young audience this is aimed at will care.

The cast of In Search of the Castaways
The cast of In Search of the Castaways