Best Family Movies of 1962

1.

The Music Man

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

Starring: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton, Timmy Everett, Susan Luckey, Peggy Mondo ..
Directed by: Morton DaCosta
Release date: 1962-06-19
Best Family Movies of 1962 : Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
2.

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve.

Starring: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Jane Kean, Marie Matthews, Laura Olsher, Les Tremayne ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow
Release date: 1962-12-18
3.

Gay Purr-ee

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Mouser Jaone Tom and housecat Mewsette are living in the French country side, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her.

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees, Mel Blanc, Hermione Gingold ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1962-10-24
4.

In Search of the Castaways

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Two teenagers, Mary (Hayley Mills) and Robert (Keith Hamshere) are lead by Professor Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) on a search expedition for the children's shipwrecked sea captain father. This Disney film was based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Anderson Jr., Antonio Cifariello, Wilfrid Brambell, Jack Gwillim, Ronald Fraser, Norman Bird ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1962-12-01
5.

Jack the Giant Killer

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke, Don Beddoe, Barry Kelley, Dayton Lummis, Anna Lee, Roger Mobley, Robert Gist ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1962-05-17
6.

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the movie they write a family history for a duke which includes reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess," "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone."

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Böhm, Claire Bloom, Walter Slezak, Barbara Eden, Oskar Homolka, Arnold Stang, Martita Hunt, Ian Wolfe, Walter Rilla ..
Directed by: George Pal, Henry Levin
Release date: 1962-08-07
Best Family Movies of 1962 : Five Weeks in a Balloon
7.

Five Weeks in a Balloon

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.

Starring: Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardman, Peter Lorre, Richard Haydn, BarBara Luna, Fabian, Billy Gilbert, Herbert Marshall, Reginald Owen ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1962 : Almost Angels
8.

Almost Angels

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Supported avidly by his mother and more reluctantly at first by his father, a working-class Austrian boy joins the Vienna Choirboys, where he proves to be unusually talented. The standard initiation ordeals which new boys must endure at the hands of their seniors are intensified in his case because he has aroused the jealousy of Peter, the head chorister, by singing a solo which Peter had long sung himself. The fact is that Peter's voice is breaking, and with a broken voice often comes a broken heart. But, encouraged by the director and all the boys, Peter begins to develop in a new role as composer and conductor.

Starring: Vincent Winter, Peter Weck, Hans Holt, Bruni Löbel, Fritz Eckhardt, Gunther Philipp, Walter Regelsberger, Sean Scully, Denis Gilmore, Hennie Scott ..
Directed by: Steve Previn
Release date: 1962-09-26
Best Family Movies of 1962 : Bill of Hare
9.

Bill of Hare

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

The Tasmanian Devil finds Bugs cooking dinner underneath a beach boardwalk.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1962-06-09
Best Family Movies of 1962 : The Horse Without a Head
10.

The Horse Without a Head

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

When a kindly junk dealer gives a group of poor French children a headless toy horse, the kids dub themselves "The Knights Of The Headless Horse." The broken toy becomes their only source of fun, but suddenly the horse becomes the pawn in another game -- a deadly race against time between a ruthless gang of train robbers and the town's honest police inspector.

Starring: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Herbert Lom, Vincent Winter, Pamela Franklin, Leo McKern, Lee Montague, Denis Gilmore, Sean Keir, Loretta Parry, Michael Gwynn ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1962-12-31

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