Yachtsman Steve Drexel bets his friends that he can swim ashore on a remote south-seas island with nothing but a toothbrush and be 'living the life of Riley' when they return. With handmade... See full summary »
Yachtsman Steve Drexel bets his friends that he can swim ashore on a remote south-seas island with nothing but a toothbrush and be 'living the life of Riley' when they return. With handmade implements the lighthearted, athletic Steve improbably builds a comfortable home with all amenities...and local fauna trained to help him! Meanwhile, a grass-skirted young lady flees an unwelcome wedding on a nearby island. Steve calls her Saturday, but what is he to do with her? Written by
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Douglas Fairbanks (as Steve Drexel) longs for the adventurous life of Robinson Crusoe, so he jumps from his yacht and swims to a remote South Seas island with his dog Rooney. Mr. Fairbanks leaves yachting partners William Farnum and Earle Browne behind, to (presumably) continue their planned tiger hunting jaunt. "Mr. Robinson Crusoe" proves to be amazingly resourceful - the island provides him with a sexy girl "Saturday" (Maria Alba) and, of course, dangerous head-hunting natives!
Fairbanks is incredibly athletic, as usual; but, he over-performs and talks too much. Ms. Alba is very sensual, especially when she first beds down in Fairbanks' "penthouse"; and watch as she is being prepped for her native wedding - she appears to be nude, as photographed through a reflective pool of water. This appears to have been a lighthearted "vanity" production for superstar Fairbanks, which hasn't aged well.
*** Mr. Robinson Crusoe (8/19/32) A. Edward Sutherland ~ Douglas Fairbanks, Maria Alba, William Farnum
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