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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Daniel Defoe (novel)
Hugo Butler (screenplay) (originally as Philip Ansell Roll) ...
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Release Date:
5 August 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
EVERY THRILL-SWEPT PAGE BLAZES TO LIFE ON THE SCREEN! (original print ad - all caps)
Plot:
The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Not What You Might Expect See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Dan O'Herlihy ... Robinson Crusoe / Crusoe's father (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Jaime Fernández ... Friday
Felipe de Alba ... Captain Oberzo
Chel López ... Bosun
José Chávez ... Pirate
Emilio Garibay ... Leaders of the Mutiny
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Directed by
Luis Buñuel 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Daniel Defoe (novel "Robinson Crusoe")

Hugo Butler (screenplay) originally as Philip Ansell Roll and
Luis Buñuel (screenplay)

Produced by
Óscar Dancigers .... producer
Henry F. Ehrlich .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Anthony Collins 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Phillips 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Savage 
Alberto Valenzuela  (as Alberto E. Valenzuela)
 
Production Design by
Edward Fitzgerald 
 
Set Decoration by
Pablo Galván 
 
Makeup Department
Isaac Jurado .... hair stylist
Armando Meyer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Federico Amérigo .... production manager
Jorge Cardeña .... production chief
Antonio de Salazar .... production manager (as Antonio Salazar)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ignacio Villareal .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... construction department head (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Teódulo Bustos .... sound editor
Javier Mateos .... dialogue recordist
Javier Mateos .... sound
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
 
Music Department
Jesús González Gancy .... music recordist (as Jesús González G.)
 
Other crew
Luis Alcoriza .... screenplay by
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound System)
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Trivia:
Hugo Butler only received credit for his screenplay in 1997, after his death.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:How wrong I had been. Friday was as loyal a friend as any man could want. With his many different skills he enriched my life on the island. We had found that two working together could do much more than working separately.See more »
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27 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Not What You Might Expect, 28 June 2004
Author: wtmack from Bayside, NY

For viewers who might be most familiar with Luis Bunuel's work in surreal films such as The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, his approach here might be surprising. It's a mostly straightforward retelling of the Defoe story, although with a few dream-like touches. Bunuel was in exile from Spain and facing McCarthyism in the U.S. when he made this film (his first in English and his first in color), making the Crusoe metaphor a very personal one. So it's his personal reinterpretation, and has lots to offer regarding man's relationship with God, and his views on morality.

This film has been almost impossible to see for a very long time, but in May 2004, VCI Entertainment announced a deal to distribute it. It's well worth your time, whether you're a student of Bunuel or Defoe, or just a student of the important questions of life.

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