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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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Michael, as child (as Peter Jones)
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Doctor Murdoch
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Nora Nicholson ...
Mrs. Stannard
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Philip Stainton ...
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Lyn Evans ...
Trotter
Russell Waters ...
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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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The original is always better.
19 February 2000 | by (West Coast) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film on the late, late, late show in 1978 when I was seventeen. I actually videotaped it on our new '78 RCA VCR and showed it to everyone. Everybody enjoyed it. I, myself, thought it was a very good movie and when I heard of it's remake a couple of years later I thought, "Oh, no! They're going to ruin it!" which they did. The original with Jean Simmons was so innocent and left to the imagination. In the Brooke Shields/Christopher Akins version, I didn't exactly want to see them "do it." That took away the innocence of the story of two kids shipwrecked on an island.

The film was shown again on late night television in 1980, but that was the last time it was ever broadcast in the Los Angeles area. I later taped over my original taping not realizing that it would never air again. All these years later it still hasn't been released on video, nor have the cable channels picked it up. I hope others will continue to post their thoughts and comments on this film.


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