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The Blue Lagoon (1949)

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Two children are shipwrecked on a desert-island and fall in love while growing up together.

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Susan Stranks ...
Peter Rudolph Jones ...
Michael, as child (as Peter Jones)
Noel Purcell ...
James Hayter ...
Doctor Murdoch
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James Carter
Nora Nicholson ...
Mrs. Stannard
Maurice Denham ...
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Philip Stainton ...
Mr. Ansty
Patrick Barr ...
Second Mate
Lyn Evans ...
Trotter
Russell Waters ...
Craggs
John Boxer ...
Nick Corbett
Bill Raymond ...
Marsden
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Two children are shipwrecked on a desert-island and fall in love while growing up together.

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ALONE - They Braved an Untamed Paradise! See more »


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19 September 1949 (Denmark)  »

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A Lagoa Azul  »

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This is not the original!
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the record, the 1949 version of "The Blue Lagoon" is not the original film, as many have stated.

This story was filmed in Great Britain, in 1923, just after the novel was written. As much as I'd love to see the 1949 version, I'd thoroughly enjoy an opportunity at seeing the true original release of this story on film.

Granted, the 1980 film with Christopher Atkins, Brooke Shields, and the two youngsters was filmed with beautiful cinematography. The acting didn't seem all that great when I first viewed this film, but after having viewed this a few times.... it becomes obvious that two children growing up on an island without adult guidance, would indeed have a simplistic way of approaching life.... whether it be in their language, appearance, or daily activities.

Although some have been fortunate enough to view the 1949 "Blue Lagoon", I cannot help but wonder if there is anyone living who can remember the 1923 release of this story to film.


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