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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 »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Very well done but amazingly normal! See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dan O'Herlihy ... 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

Directed by
Luis Buñuel  (as Luis Bunuel)
 
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 (as an Oscar Dancigers Production)
Henry F. Ehrlich .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Anthony Collins (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Alex Phillips (photographed by) (as Alex Philips)
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Savage 
Alberto Valenzuela 
 
Art Direction by
Edward Fitzgerald  (as Edward FitzGerald)
 
Set Decoration by
Pablo Galván (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Isaac Jurado .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Armando Meyer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Federico Amérigo .... production manager (as Federico Amerigo)
Jorge Cardeña .... production chief (uncredited)
Antonio de Salazar .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ignacio Villareal .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... construction department head (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Teódulo Bustos .... sound editor (as Teaodulo Bustos Jr.)
Jesús González Gancy .... sound recorder (as Jesus Gonzalez G.)
Javier Mateos .... sound recorder
Javier Mateos .... dialogue recordist (uncredited)
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jesús González Gancy .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Luis Alcoriza .... screenplay: writing credits locked by WGA
 

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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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Language:
Color:
Color (Pathe Color)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (R.C.A. High Fidelity Sound)
Certification:
Finland:K-8 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (cut) | UK:U (video rating) (2007) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #16650) | West Germany:6 (f)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Luis Buñuel's first all-English film; the script was also written in English, but according to Dan O'Herlihy Bunuel only directed him in Spanish.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:
Crusoe's father:[as an apparition] My boy, you should not leave your native country.See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very well done but amazingly normal!, 20 September 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I am sure that fans of director Luis Buñuel probably have very mixed feelings about this film. On the one hand, it's an exceptionally well made film from start to finish, but on the other, it's way too "normal" for the usually anarchic and often surreal director. In other words, the fact that this is a relatively straight retelling of the classic Daniel Defoe story may be held against it. There are no eyes being cut with razors, no devil coming to tempt Robinson nor is there any sexual chemistry between him and Friday--all touches you might expect from Buñuel. However, I am not a huge fan of the director's odd films--though I have enjoyed several of his more "approachable" films. So, it's not surprising that I liked this film very much. It was a fine quality product throughout. I also liked that in this version, Robinson is NOT a perfect man or some sort of saint--he's very flawed--especially in his initially paternalistic attitude towards Friday. It had a lot to say about slavery and the tendency to see all the natives as "savages". Well done--well directed and especially well acted by Dan O'Herlihy. A touching and interesting film.

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