Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is thwarted at every attempt, it seems he and his son try to get enough furs from their trapping venture to get the money, but the bottom falls out of the fur market. He uses the little money they get for a down payment on the lake, thereby losing their house when he cant make the mortgage payment. They move to the lake, where their friends help them build a cabin. A salesman stops in town, and tries to get the people to sell their land for a tourist venture Cam is outraged at his tactics and takes desperate measures after he himself is tricked.
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This review is from: Those Calloways (DVD) this movie is a classic and i watch it every fall. thank you. it came in a timely manner and in great shape.
This DVD is a good movie. But it is bare-bone with no special features and it isn't even in Widescreen. The DVD is high quality other than that.Cam Calloway (Brian Keith) is regarded as a crank by the locals because of his wish to build a bird sanctuary to save the Geese. While Cam is fighting the city. His son Bucky (Brandon DeWilde) is in the meantime in love with the beautiful Bridie Mellot (Linda Evans) well a wealthy man offers to buy Cams place and turn it into a bird sanctuary. Well Cam later finds out that they actually want to turn it into a hunting reserve. And Cam risks his life to save the birdsGreat Family Classic.
I remember watching this movie when I was a chcildren many times times on Walt Disney back in the 60's, it's a excellent family movie to watch with children.
This review is from: Those Calloways (DVD) This film is very family oriented.You could let a very young person see this,unlike alot of the current day films.most films today could leave out all the sex and bad talk and could be just as good or better if that was left out.
This review is from: Those Calloways (DVD) I give this five stars because of the happiness it gave me during childhood. We used to wait for this every year and then see it in two parts! I bought the VHS and it's still as beautiful and exciting as I remember it was from the Sixties! Also, a very young Linda Evans in the part of Bridie Mellott is lovely to watch! Adapted from Paul Annixter's novel,'Swiftwater'.
Taken from the book, "Swiftwater", by Paul Annixter, this movie is a light hearted story about a woodsman and his son who exist in a world caught between the Indian culture of the region they live in (in the book it was the backwoods of Maine and the movie, Vermont) and the 1950's New England culture. The two dream of a lake that will serve as a wild geese santuary. This film is beautiful to watch and after seeing it a dozen times over the years, the image that lingers is the autumn foliage in the backdrop of most of the scenes. Worth seeing and owning. Read the book, too!
This review is from: Those Calloways (DVD) Great story, and actors. Can't beat the entertainment from this DVD. Of course, some of the folks now may not enjoy a wholesome movie, but I certainly did.
This review is from: Those Calloways (DVD) This is another great Family movie made by Disney. It is hard to find good, safe, clean and fun and entertaining movies made anymore. One has to look back to the good Old Disney Classics to find these type of movies. This movie has a boat load of morals taught thru out the film. It is a comedy, an action, a romance and family flick packaged together.My twin boys age 3 love this movie also.
Saw this movie yesterday and am glad I did not buy it. The acting and sets were fine but the story line about environmental activism was ahead of its time. This movie has all the elements you can find in today's environmental movement such as a main character with no viable means of support; like minded friends dominating town hall meetings; placing blame on others for his own decisions, has no respect for other people's private property and the ultimate turn-off was when he grabs firearms from active shooters and is accidently shot which is then turned into martyrdom. I liked this movie as a kid but looking at it yesterday I found the main character so immature, self-centered and heavy handed that I did could not bring myself to finish it. Of course if you are the kind of person that admires this kind of behavior this movie is for you.
If your into classic disney, then dont pass this one up. Brian Keith and Vera Miles are truly wonderfull in a very engaging saga of a family trying to establish a sanctuary for wild geese. I remember seeing it many years ago and was struck by the colorful cinematography as well as a truly wonderfull score by Max Steiner, I believe this was his one and only score he ever did for disney. Im happy to report that this film IS in widescreen.
Thanks so everyone at Buena Vista Home Video for releasing this film in its original theatrical ratios. While there are no "extras" on this disc, the one "extra" that really counts -- the entire film as it was meant to be seen -- is there. Hopefully, this release (and the release of "The Absent-Minded Professor" in widescreen) signal a shift in Disney policies. After all, these older films, created by Walt himself, appeal to serious Disney collectors who want the option of viewing films in their original ratios. Dare we hope that future releases will also be available in widescreen?
Swiftwater, Vermont, in the late 1920's is a quiet, isolated village where some people still get around by horse-and-buggy or shank's mare, and where the residents are perfectly satisfied to leave the outer world alone and have it return the favor. Even the annual return of the migrating Canada geese--who don't always stop--isn't something they want to explout by encouraging outsiders to come in and hunt. But to Cam Calloway (Brian Keith), a barrel-chested "Irish Micmac" who was raised with the Indians and still speaks of "my brothers on the Reservation," the geese are more than just birds: they're a tribal totem, and he dreams of creating a sanctuary for them. His son Bucky (Brandon deWilde) has picked up the idea from him, and the townsfolk call them "those crazy Calloways"--about the only close friends they have are town gossip Alf Simes (Walter Brennan) and the Mellotts, Jim (John Larkin), who owns the general store, his wife Sarah (Renee Godfrey), and their 17-year-old daughter Bridie (Linda Evans), who's been Bucky's tomboy "pal" since she "was old enough to fall out of apple trees." When travelling salesman Dell Fraser (Philip Abbott) learns of Cam's dream, he offers to get his boss, hardware magnate E. J. Fletcher (Roy Roberts), to pony up the money to buy the land for the sanctuary. But Fraser has ulterior motives, as Cam and Bucky discover all too soon. Meanwhile Bucky is forced to take over the family trap lines when Cam breaks his leg, and a drop in fur prices imperils the family's home and Cam's relationship with his beloved wife Liddy (Vera Miles). Filmed in the gorgeous countryside of New England and full of small-town flavor--both bad and good--this is a highly enjoyable story of family, friendship, and dreams, and how unswerving resolution can change everything in time.
This review is from: Those Calloways (DVD) this is a very wonderfull movie, loved it from the start i have watched several times sence i bought it love,,,love ,,,,,love it
This review is from: Those Calloways (DVD) How could you not enjoy a movie with Brian Keith and Vera Miles in it? Realistic, warm-hearted story that restores your faith in the human experience, great movie!
With the ration of 16x9 television actually being 1.78 to 1, how does Disney fit it's 1.66 to 1 movies on widescreen....by chopping off information, that's how.First, Disney gives us full frame Pan & Scan pictures. Then, once someone has convinced them to start selling widescreen DVD's, they still can't get it right and adjust the picture so we see all of it.In "Those Calloways", it is immediately noticeable during the opening credits....and continually pops up in the form of decapitated actors [or at least the TOPS of their heads.]Tyring to get a decent transfer of a movie out of Disney appears to be like pulling teeth.
My husbands favorite movie of all time and this CD has wonderful color.
This review is from: Those Calloways (DVD) my husband wanted this movie,took me forever to find, but we both love it the story is great and so are the people who act in it.
Disney which is best known now for their animated films made a number of good movies with real actors and actresses. This 1965 feature is one ofthose movies. An excellent cast of talented actors headed up by the lateBrian Keith and the beautiful Vera Miles tells the tale of a family whosedream is to create a sanctuary for wild Geese. Certain interest groups haveother ideas however for the fate of the Geese. If you've never seen thisDisney movie from the mid 60's then check it out on the Disney channel orrent it. A young Linda Evans and Tom Skerritt also costar along withBrandon DeWilde the legendary Walter Brennan and Ed Wynn.
Great movie for family,gives children an idea of hard times of the past .Seeing this movie ,when I was young left a lasting impression .
This movie is about Bucky Calloway (played by Brandon deWilde) growing up in the back woods of Vermont. Bucky's childhood friend Bridie Melott, (played by a young Linda Evans) had grown into a beautiful woman and was ready to be treated like one. Bucky was so absorbed by trapping and protecting the geese, his family totem, that it wasn't until rival Whit Turner made a pass at Bridie that Bucky took notice. As the movie begins Whit beats Bucky in a fist fight. Bucky's dad Cam ( played by Brian Keith) helped Bucky learn to fight just in case Whit consented to a rematch. The next time they fought Bucky would have more than revenge on his mind plus he would have some skill to back it up. Those Calloways is one of the best Disney movies ever. Beautiful scenery and classic music make this a must see. You'll wonder how they filmed the fight between Bucky and the wolverine that was tearing up his trapline. You'll gasp at the breathtaking beauty of the geese in flight. Brandon deWilde and Linda Evans have a real chemistry on screen. If you don't buy this movie for the wonderful Disney story then buy it for the music, the scenery ( Vermont in full autumn glory) or just to see the late Brandon deWilde. You'll feel a part of the Calloway family when the dad takes a hit at the end. And you know he would do it again to protect the geese. Five stars! Two thumbs up. Enjoy.