Those Calloways

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Those Calloways (1965 Movie)

“Those Calloways” is a 1965 family drama film produced by Walt Disney Productions. The movie is based on the novel “Swiftwater” by Paul Annixter.

The story revolves around the Calloway family, led by Cam Calloway (played by Brian Keith), who lives in a small town in Vermont. Cam is an avid hunter who has a dream of preserving the local wildlife by creating a wildlife sanctuary. He hopes to protect the animals from being hunted and preserve their natural habitat.

However, the town is divided over the idea, with some supporting Cam’s vision, while others, including the local mill owner, are against it. The film follows Cam’s struggle to gain support from the community and overcome the challenges he faces in his quest to create the sanctuary.

In the midst of this, Cam’s son, Bucky Calloway (played by Brandon deWilde), is coming of age and faces his own set of challenges. He falls in love with the daughter of the mill owner, which further complicates the situation.

As the story unfolds, the Calloway family must navigate through various conflicts and confrontations while trying to follow their dreams and protect the natural beauty of their beloved Vermont.

“Those Calloways” is a heartwarming and inspiring film that highlights the importance of family, conservation, and standing up for what one believes in. It portrays the struggles and triumphs of a family as they work towards making a positive impact on their community and the environment.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $3.5 million
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  • Brian Keith: Cam Calloway
  • Vera Miles: Liddy Calloway
  • Brandon de Wilde: Bucky Calloway
  • Walter Brennan: Alf Simes
  • Ed Wynn: Ed Parker
  • Linda Evans: Bridie Mellott
  • Philip Abbott: Dell Fraser
  • John Larkin: Jim Mellott
  • Parley Baer: Doane Shattuck
  • Frank de Kova: Nigosh
  • Roy Roberts: E.J. Fletcher
  • John Qualen: Ernie Evans
  • Tom Skerritt: Whit Turner
  • Paul Hartman: Charley Evans
  • Russell Collins: Nat Perkins
  • John Davis Chandler: Ollie Gibbons
  • Chet Stratton: Phil Petrie
  • Renee Godfrey: Sarah Mellott


  • Director: Norman Tokar
  • Music: Max Steiner

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