After finding out that their mother is going to be working through another school holiday, two children are shipped to spend the holiday with their Grandfather. On their way to their ... See full summary »
The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the ... See full summary »
Lesley Ann Warren
An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is ... See full summary »
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.Written by
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The information contained in the message in the bottle was the latitude of the 37th Parallel. See more »
When Mary is pulled out of the snow, the snow on her face disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
Wait! I want to make a wish on that star.
What could *you* wish for that you haven't got?
That my father would go somewhere and get lost. Just for a little while, you understand.
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This film demonstrates the meaning of 'action-packed'
We loved this film as kids, now we're older it retains its appeal but in a different way. It really is the funniest film ever.
The search party:
encounter a earthquake and survive by riding on two mini icebergs through ice palaces which appear to be inside a mountain
have one member of the party (Robert, the sweet little brother) carried off by a giant condor to feed her young
get flooded and live in a huge ombu tree for weeks (alongside some kind of big cat which is also trapped there)
go through a thunderstorm that causes above-mentioned tree to catch on fire, giving them the option of being burnt to death or eaten by crocodiles, which are now of course swarming around the tree - or get rescued
get locked up in a tiny hut with a madman who's been there for apparently about fifty years, after being chucked off their own ship by villainous scoundrels and being washed up on an island inhabited by Maoris
and finally, survive a volcano (but the Maoris don't)
There is also a love interest in the form of John, the smarmy captain's son who fancies Mary (Hayley Mills) and some funny songs, like the one Chevalier and Mills sing when living in ombu tree. Brilliant!!!
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