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Walt Disney Treasures: The Hardy Boys The Mickey Mouse Club 1956-1957 (1955)

Tim Considine , Tommy Kirk  |  G |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tim Considine, Tommy Kirk, Florenz Ames, Russ Conway, Sarah Selby
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 19, 2006
  • Run Time: 269 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ICM5S0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,286 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Walt Disney Treasures: The Hardy Boys The Mickey Mouse Club 1956-1957" on IMDb

Special Features

  • "From Dixon to Disney" featurette
  • "The Hardy Boys Unmasked" featurette
  • Production galleries
  • Packaged in a collectible tin
  • 8-page booklet with notes
  • Color photo card
  • Certificate of authenticity

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB'S magical mix of entertainment was so captivating to television's first generation of children, watching it became a daily ritual. And so the first day of the show's second season, millions thrilled to the debut of a new adventure series, THE HARDY BOYS: THE MYSTERY OF THE APPLEGATE Treasure. All the cliff-hanging suspense unfolds right here, including the entire MICKEY MOUSE CLUB episode that introduced the series. Plus, you'll get clued in to the truth behind the novels' author Franklin W. Dixon, and you'll witness the reunion of Tim Considine (Frank Hardy) and Tommy Kirk (Joe Hardy) at the scene of the crime -- Stage 2 at the Disney Studio.

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From the moment Thurl Ravenscroft intoned, "Gold doubloons and pieces of eight/ Handed down to Applegate," "The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure" became one of the best-loved serials on the The Mickey Mouse Club, second only to "The Adventures of Spin and Marty." Gifted young actors Tim Considine and Tommy Kirk make a believable pair of adolescent sleuths: Frank and Joe Hardy want to follow in the footsteps of their father, private detective Fenton Hardy. Summer vacation in the little town of Bayport seems boring until Frank and Joe run into Perry Robinson, a new kid in their neighborhood, who them leads into the search for the long-lost pirate treasure of local eccentric Silas Applegate. There's plenty of low-key daring-do, suitably sinister villains, misread clues, and wholesome comedy to keep young children (or grandchildren) occupied while Baby Boomers delight in recalling how they enjoyed the adventure in the mid-'50s.

The extras include the entire Mickey Mouse Club show from Oct. 1, 1956, when Considine and Kirk presented a preview of the new serial, and a short feature on how the Disney crew adapted the popular boys' books to television. Host Leonard Maltin conducts an agreeable interview with a disconcertingly aged Considine and Kirk. This Disney Treasure is a must-have for viewers who grew up during the '50s--or younger audiences who want discover the answer to the question, "Now where are those gold doubloons and pieces of eight?" (Rated G, suitable for ages 5 and older: mild violence) --Charles Solomon


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105 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first Hardy Boys serial is the best. September 18, 2006
This is the first of two Hardy Boys serials that originally appeared in "The Mickey Mouse Club". You will not get "The Mickey Mouse Club" on this DVD, just The Hardy Boys segments. In the mid 1990's the Disney Channel (cable tv) removed some of the MMC serials from the shows and created new half-hour shows of just those stories. New opening & closing titles were created for these new mini-series.

The then-famous song "Gold Doubloons & Pieces of Eight" introduces you to "The Mystery Of Applegate's Treasure". A serialized story loosely based on the first Hardy Boys book "The Tower Treasure".

Starring:
Tim Considine (of Spin & Marty fame) as Frank Hardy.
Tommy Kirk (Old Yeller & The Shaggy Dog) as Joe Hardy.

Purists will be disappointed that they are not getting the complete, unedited, hour-long "Mickey Mouse Club" shows that these ran in, but fans will still enjoy these re-edited episodes. However, Disney promises that the teaser episode (which was never included in the Disney Channel re-edited versions) will contain the entire hour long Mickey Mouse Club episode!
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great DVD Package, Rich in Atmosphere December 25, 2006
I grew up a child of the 1970's, and was riveted to "The Hardy Boys - The Mystery of The Applegate Treasure" in reruns of "The Micky Mouse Club" which were airing on a local station. I would tune in daily, and I think they only showed "The Hardy Boys" serial once a week (it was originally shown three times a week) and I still recall the stir of excitement which I felt when they skull and crossbones came on screen of the Hardy Boys introduction. By contrast, though I faithfully sat through "The Mickey Mouse Club" each day, it was always a little feeling of disappointment when the show aired without a "Hardy Boys" installment. Anyway, all this is one of the few of my early television memories which I have not been able to revisit until now (I don't have the Disney Channel).

Thanks to Leonard Maltin's always superb treatment, I can say that for me, revisiting the show after more than 30 years has not been a letdown in the slightest. Sure, the story is a bit on the simplistic side, but the fine acting and ultra-atmospheric sets (often at night) take me back not only to my childhood, but to an earnest time in the US when al-Qaeda wasn't a household word. It has been more fun for me to revisit this installment in Maltin's "Walt Disney Treasures" series perhaps than any other.

The extras are fun, though I wish there were more. It's great to see Considine and Kirk reunited after 50 years and it's nice that they seem to genuinely get along so well.

I remember "Spin and Marty" which was decent (and also fun to revisit in another Maltin DVD set), but when it comes to the MMC serials, it is this one which I will always remember most fondly, and which to me holds up the best.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disney's Hardys Worth the cost February 7, 2007
When I received this DVD, I felt like a kid at Christmas (Wait a second, it was my Xmas gift,So I was a kid at Xmas...Thanks Donna!).

I love classic Disney from the 50s, 60s and 70s. This is the second episodic piece of TV done on the Mickey Mouse Club (MMC), the first was S Walt Disney Treasures - The Adventures of Spin & Marty - The Mickey Mouse Club(which is already available on a Disney Treasures DVD-see my review).

This Hardy Boys has the Disney flair and was adapted it to the small screen well. It barely dates itself, a showcase of a project well done

The masters recording of this collection are clean and crisp, cleaner than most older shows and movies I have seen lately . Disney has made sure of it being great for the treasures collection

I remember watching this and not missing a day when It was on. I like the 80's Hardy Boys too, but this one is done better.

The extra stuff on the DVD is the intro episode of the Hardy Boys from the MMC, Showing how Disney transfered the book into Disney TV show and an all new interview with the actors who played the Hardy Boys

All I hope is that Disney soon will release the second Spin & marty, Annette and Hardy Boys serials from the MMC, the rest of Swamp Fox episodes, all of Texas John Slaughter...and place their first season of Disney's Zorro from their movie club to the general public

So detect this collection for your home video library, NOW

Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Searching for Gold January 21, 2007
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This volume in the Disney Treasures series features the first of two serials from the Mickey Mouse Club about the Hardy Boys.

Frank and Joe are looking for some excitement in their summer. They're disappointed when their dad is too busy with his own case to find a mystery for them to solve together.

But mystery seems to find them anyway. The new kid in town, Perry Robinson, is in trouble. He's spent some time in reform school and the natural suspect when tools in the neighborhood disappear. Even more mysterious is the old gold coin he's found.

The coin resurrects the rumors in town of treasure. Old Mr. Applegate is rumored to have once had a fortune in pirate gold. He claims it was stolen years ago. Is this a piece of the treasure? If so, where is the rest of it?

When wave six of the Disney Treasures was announced, this was the one I was looking forward to the most. After all, I've been a Hardy Boys fan for years. I must admit I had a hard time getting into the series. For starters, the boys were younger then I expects. I'm used to the late teens of the series and here they seemed early teens. Plus, the story starts rather slowly. However, once it got going, I enjoyed it.

This two disc set contains all 19 of the eleven minute episodes that contain the story. They are shown in their original black and white, but look and sound good for being 50 years old. Additionally, we get the entire Mickey Mouse Club episode that introduced this series. It's best to watch this last since it spoils some major events of the story. In the way of extras, we get a documentary that discusses the path it took to get the characters from the page to the small screen and a modern interview with stars Tim Considine and Tommy Kirk.

This series isn't perfect, but I enjoyed getting to watch the Disney take on these well known and loved characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars calling all boomerz!
real quality collection > I watched The Boys in 1957 and read several of the Dixon books in 1960! Incl. is the Oct. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Phil S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Hardy Boys Disney
This was a real trip down memory lane. I used to watch it on channel 7 back in Long Island as a kid! Read more
Published 11 months ago by John S.
4.0 out of 5 stars NICE ADDITION TO THE TREASURES LINE, BUT THE COMPLETE SERIES WOULD...
Wave 6 ends with another Mickey Mouse Club title, this one featuring The Hardy Boys. I wasn't born early enough to have seen these shows first run, but I found it to be a good... Read more
Published 14 months ago by DR SHOCK
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
The movie was received as described. Like New. It played very well.
A classic Disney tale. A suspenseful mystery. Fun.
Published 16 months ago by m w
5.0 out of 5 stars Hardy Boys
WONDERFUL.... just as I remembered.... nice to revisit our childhood past and share it with our children/grandchildren. Read more
Published 17 months ago by G. Laxton
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN
My nine year old grand daughter could not turn it off until she had seen every single episode and then wanted to start over! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jeannine Trybus
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the Hardy Boys
If ever you wanted to feel like a kid again, then buying the Hardy Boys The Mickey Mouse Club 1956-1957 DVD is a must. The wife and I just loved it. Read more
Published 18 months ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like I remember
AAAAAhh- The Hardy Boys. We used to run home from school to see the next episode. Fifty years later, the serial is still a great story to me. Top notch acting and great sets. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Whitney O. Gardiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for long road trip!
We took our grandsons from N.Y. to the keys by car. Wanted to find movies we loved as kids that we knew they
had never seen. Amazon had everything we wanted!
Published on August 17, 2012 by jrd
5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure of Applegate
Haven't seen this show in over 50 years. Couldn't wait to see it again in its entirety. Thank You Disney for bringing back such good childhood memories.
Published on January 15, 2012 by Fatman
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