On this day in 1962, Disney's live-action feature In Search of the Castaways opened in theaters. Based on the novel by French writer Jules Verne, the film was directed by Robert Stevenson.
The film tells the story of a teenage brother and sister (played by Keith Hamshere & Hayley Mills) who are in search of their long-missing father (played by Jack Gwillim). They are aided by an old English Captain, his son, and a French scientist named Professor Jacques Paganel (played by Maurice Chevalier). Their search brings them to South America where they encounter every possible obstacle to their quest - including wild animals, fierce weather, and unfriendly natives!
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