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Robinson Crusoe (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 5 August 1954 (USA)
The classic story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck

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(as Luis Bunuel)

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Robinson Crusoe / Crusoe's father (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Jaime Fernández ...
Friday (as Jaime Fernandez)
Felipe de Alba ...
Captain Oberzo
Chel López ...
The Bos'n (as Chel Lopez)
José Chávez ...
Leader of the Mutiny (as Jose Chavez)
Emilio Garibay ...
Leader of the Mutiny
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Storyline

On 30 September 1659, the aristocratic British Robinson Crusoe's ship sinks and he miraculously survives on a deserted island somewhere in South America. He retrieves a dog, Rex, and cat, Sam, from the shipwreck together with some supplies, weapons, clothes and tools and builds a shelter. He soon learns how to survive by cooking, farming, harvesting the crops. Then the loneliness begins to haunt him, especially after the loss of Rex. When he sees a group of cannibals in the island, tension and fear become part of his life. Later he saves the life of a savage that was going to be eaten by the cannibals; he names him Friday and they become friends. When Robinson Crusoe sees Caucasians on the island, he finds that Captain Oberzo was the victim of a mutiny and he helps him to retrieve his ship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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EVERY THRILL-SWEPT PAGE BLAZES TO LIFE ON THE SCREEN! (original print ad - all caps)

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Adventure | Drama

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Release Date:

5 August 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robinson Crusoe  »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(R.C.A. High Fidelity Sound)

Color:

(Pathe Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Hugo Butler only received credit for his screenplay in 1997, after his death. See more »

Goofs

When Robinson looks at a neighboring island for the first time through his telescope, the scene shown as though looking through the telescope is just a picture of the island - nothing in it moves including the waves. See more »

Quotes

Robinson Crusoe: If anyone in England met such an odd creature as I was in my 18th year of solitude, it must either have frightened them or caused a great deal of laughter.
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Version of Robinson Crusoe (1933) See more »

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The story of the hero of Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
26 October 2001 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film, not only in its acting, but also in color and photography. I always remember it for the best acting of Viernes (Friday) and also Crusoe. The film follows well the plot given by Dafoe in his wonderful book. If somebody never read the book, my advice is to see this excellent film.


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