Robert Stevenson

If you saw one of those zany Disney live action movies from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, it was probably directed by this guy. He did the most famous of them (Old Yeller, Mary Poppins) and infamous (The Gnome-Mobile, The Monkey's Uncle).

Johnny Tremain (1957) -- I saw this as a kid. I remember liking it mildly. Something about muskets. C

Old Yeller (1957) -- Haven't seen this in forever. I believe the general consensus is "sad." (Norman Tokar directed the sequel, Savage Sam.) B

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) -- I saw this as a kid too. I remember thinking it was cool. I'd like to see it again. B

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) -- The real Flubber story (not to be confused with that Robin Williams thing in the 90s). As I recall, a decent-enough movie for chirren. (Robert Stevenson also directed the sequel, Son of Flubber.) B

Mary Poppins (1964) -- Probably the best Disney live-action movie ever made. Great songs, great actors (and, hey, I like Dick Van Dyke's accent), great story, great great. A

The Love Bug (1968) -- I remember really liking these Herbie movies as a kid. (See below for the sequel, Herbie Rides Again.) B

Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) -- Goofy but fun movie where you get a chance to watch Dean Jones and Peter Ustinov interact. C

Herbie Rides Again (1974) -- I'm sure I saw it, but I don't remember much about it. My assumption is that it's not as good as the first. (See above for the predecessor, The Love Bug. See Vincent McEveety for the sequel, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo.) C

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