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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), in Chicago Thursday 1 April 1948 on WBKB (Channel 4) and again Saturday 25 December 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), in Baltimore Saturday 6 November 1948 on WAAM (Channel 13), and in Los Angeles Saturday 22 October 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

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Spoofed in Father Knows Best: Swiss Family Anderson (1957) See more »

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Best of them all.
22 May 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Saw this "Thomas Mitchell" Swiss FR years, decades ago broadcasted on TV. In fact during the 50's and 60's this wonderful movie would be shown often. It was just a great kids adventure movie, and is simply the best of them all. Would be great to see it now, but...


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