Those Calloways

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Those Calloways
Those Calloways poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Tokar
Screenplay by Louis Pelletier
Based on Swiftwater 
by Paul Annixter
Starring Brian Keith
Vera Miles
Brandon deWilde
Walter Brennan
Ed Wynn
Linda Evans
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Edward Colman
Edited by Grant K. Smith
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates
January 28, 1965
(Atlanta, Georgia Premiere)
Running time
131 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,500,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Those Calloways is a 1965 American family drama film, adapted from the 1950 children's novel Swiftwater by Paul Annixter. The film was produced by Disney and directed by Norman Tokar. It was the last credit for veteran film composer Max Steiner.[2]

It starred Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon deWilde, Walter Brennan and Linda Evans in the principal roles.

Following the patterned formula for Disney family entertainment, the film follows the trials and tribulations of a Vermont family over a period of time as they attempt to establish a sanctuary for the Canadian geese that stopover in their rural community during their annual migrations.

On-location New England filming contributes to the film's appeal.

Brandon deWilde had previously worked with Walter Brennan in 1956's Good-bye, My Lady and with Brian Keith in the 3-part The Tenderfoot for Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in 1964.


Actor Role
Brian Keith Cam Calloway
Vera Miles Lydia (Liddy) Calloway
Brandon deWilde Bucky Calloway
Walter Brennan Alf Simes
Ed Wynn Ed Parker
Linda Evans Bridie Mellott
Philip Abbott Dell Fraser
Paul Hartman Charley Evans
Frank de Kova Nigosh
Tom Skerritt Whit Turner

Home media[edit]

Those Calloways was released in Region 1 DVD widescreen by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on February 3, 2004.


  1. ^ This figure consists of anticipated rentals accruing distributors in North America. See "Big Rental Pictures of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966 p 6
  2. ^ TCM: Those Calloways (1965)

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