Bon Voyage (film)

Bon Voyage (film) Harry Willard finally makes good his promise to take his bride of 20 years on a long-delayed trip by ship to Europe. They are accompanied by their 19-year-old son, Elliott, 18-year-old daughter, Amy, and an active 11-year-old son named Skipper. From the time they arrive at the dock, there follows an unending series of comedy adventures and romantic encounters that keep the family constantly involved until, exhausted but happy, they start for home with memories which will benefit them all in the years to come. Released on May 17, 1962. Directed by James Neilson. 132 min. Stars Fred MacMurray (Harry Willard), Jane Wyman (Katie Willard), Michael Callan (Nick O’Mara), Deborah Walley (Amy Willard), Tommy Kirk (Elliott Willard), Kevin Corcoran (Skipper Willard), Jessie Royce Landis (La Contessa). This Disney family film ran into some criticism for including a prostitute who flirts with Harry and young Elliott Willard. The film is based on the book by Marrijane and Joseph Hayes, and was shot on location in Europe. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, by Bill Thomas, and Best Sound, by Robert O. Cook. The title song was written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Released on video in 1987.