Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Visionary French novelist Jules Verne is practically a folk hero in Russia, so it stands to reason that many of the Verne movie adaptations have emanated from the USSR. Captain Grant's Children concerns the efforts by two fearless youngsters (O. Bazarova and Y. Segal) to find their long-lost sea-captain father. With a cryptic note as their only clue, the kids and a pack of adult colleagues travel halfway around the world and back again, encountering a variety of bizarre adventures that Indiana Jones might envy. Unfortunately, the film's execution isn't quite up to the concept, with a painfully phony volcano and a tinker-toy shipwreck heading the list of ineffectual special effects. Capt. Grant's Children was more elaborately remade (albeit with less fidelity to the original) by Walt Disney as In Search of the Castaways (1963).
child, family-member, identity, masquerade, on-the-road, sailing, sea, search, shipwreck, volcano