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Swiss Family Robinson (1940)

A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment.

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A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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8 February 1940 (USA)  »

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Come Robinson Crusoè  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Saturday 29 March 1947 on WNBT (Channel 4), and in Los Angeles Saturday 22 October 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

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Referenced in The Thick of It: Episode #4.3 (2012) See more »

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Siss Family Robinson
8 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I also remember this movie from my childhood. I thought that all copies were destroyed. I would love to see it again. If there is a copy out there I would love to know where. This movie may be a little outdated, but for kids it would be great. If the story and the cast remained with me for 50+ years, it might also remain with the kids of today. Thomas Mitchell was a great actor, but I agree that the wife in this movie left a little to be desired. There are also a lot of animals for the little kids to enjoy. It's a basic, clean adventure where you don't have to worry what you child is watching, which is something rare in these days. I recommend highly.


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