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In Search of the Castaways (film)

In Search of the Castaways
Film poster
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Produced by Associate Producer:
Hugh Attwooll
Written by Lowell S. Hawley
Jules Verne (Novel)
Starring Hayley Mills
Maurice Chevalier
George Sanders
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Keith Hamshere
Jack Gwillim
Music by Music Composed by:
William Alwyn
Musical Director:
Muir Mathieson
Richard Sherman
Robert Sherman
Cinematography Paul Beeson
Edited by Gordon Stone
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates December 21, 1962 (1962-12-21)
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $21,745,500[1]
Hayley Mills, Jack Gwillim and Keith Hamshere

In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson from a screenplay by Lowell S. Hawley based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children. The film was Mills' third of six for the Disney Studios.


In company with her younger brother Robert (Keith Hamshere), and her elderly yet young-at-heart friend Professor Michael Anderson, Jr.).

Cast and characters

Musical numbers

Songs composed by the Sherman Brothers include "Castaway", "Merci Beaucoup", "Let's Climb (Grimpons)", and "Enjoy It", with an orchestral arrangement of "Castaway" serving as the film's overture.


In Search of the Castaways was a commercial hit. It grossed $18,415,385 domestically,[2] earning $5 million in US theatrical rentals.[3] At the worldwide box office, the film earned $21,745,500.[1] In the US, it was the 3rd highest grossing film of 1962.

It was one of the 12 most popular movies at the British box office in 1963.[4]

It currently holds a 66% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[5]

Awards and nominations

The film placed third in the 1963 Golden Laurel Top Male Musical Performance (Chevalier) and was nominated for the Golden Laurel Top Action Drama.

Other adaptations of Verne's novel

Verne's tale has seen two Russian film adaptations (1936, 1985) and a Spanish operetta.


  1. ^ a b In Search of the CastawaysBox Office Information for . Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  2. ^ In Search of the CastawaysBox Office Information for . The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964 pg 69
  4. ^ "Most Popular Films Of 1963." Times [London, England] 3 Jan. 1964: 4. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2012.
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