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Those Calloways (1965). "Then, you throw the goose away. And you drink the gravy!"

Join us this week for Those Calloways. We talk writing checks your butt can't cash, alcoholic Dad's, don't trust rich dudes, the only time a mob works for the common good, forcing your way into a man's life and why you never follow an animal into it's den. Does this movie have us flying high with the geese or do we hope to get lost on the trap line. Find out now!


Storyline : Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is thwarted at every attempt, it seems; he and his son try to get enough furs from their trapping venture to get the money, but the bottom falls out of the fur market. He uses the little money they get for a down payment on the lake, thereby losing their house when he can't make the mortgage payment. They move to the lake, where their friends help them build a cabin. A salesman stops in town, and tries to get the people to sell their land for a tourist venture; Cam is outraged at his tactics and takes desperate measures after he himself is tricked.

Director: Norman Tokar

Stars: Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon de Wilde & Ed Wynn

Awards: None

Film Budget: Unknown

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: Unknown


Similar to many of the films of it's time. There are no songs here. Just a fantastical score.



Oh THOSE Trivia Facts...

  1. Brandon De Wilde was seven months older than Linda Evans in real life, even though his character was two years younger than hers--Bucky Calloway was 16 and Bridie Mellott was 18.

  2. The only Walt Disney film for which Max Steiner composed the music.


Luckily this hidden gem was on Disney+ and can be found here!

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