Those Calloways


2h 11m 1965
Those Calloways

Brief Synopsis

A fur trapper dreams of building a bird sanctuary.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Atlanta opening: 28 Jan 1965
Production Company
Walt Disney Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Swiftwater by Paul Annixter (New York, 1950).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Cam Calloway, an Irish trapper and woodsman raised by the Micmac Indians, lives in Swiftwater, Maine, with his wife, Liddy, and his 19-year-old son, Bucky. His fondest hope is to establish a sanctuary for the great flocks of wild geese which fly over Swiftwater in autumn during their southward migration. In order to purchase a large tract of land for the proposed sanctuary, Cam spends all the profits from an entire season of trapping. As a result, he is unable to meet the mortgage payments on his own home, and he and his family are evicted. Forced to move to the lake, they find that many of their neighbors are willing to help them build a new home. Meanwhile, Dell Fraser, a traveling salesman, schemes to convert Swiftwater into a resort for goose hunters. Posing as a conservationist, Dell gives Cam money to plant corn which would lure the birds down during their migration. Bucky learns of the plan, and Cam has a violent argument with the profiteers. After Cam is seriously wounded by a rifle shot, the townspeople organize a petition authorizing the federal government to buy the marshland for a sanctuary. As Cam recovers from his wound, Fraser and his cohorts leave town, and the dream of the Calloways becomes a reality.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Atlanta opening: 28 Jan 1965
Production Company
Walt Disney Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Swiftwater by Paul Annixter (New York, 1950).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Articles

Those Calloways


A fur trapper dreams of building a bird sanctuary.
Those Calloways

Those Calloways

A fur trapper dreams of building a bird sanctuary.

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in Vermont.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States 1964