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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  21 December 1960 (USA)
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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Roberta 'Bertie'
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Storyline

A family in route to New Guinea is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. They are forced to remain on the island because of the damage to the ship and the pirates that are roaming the islands. They create a home on the island (centering around a huge tree house) and explore the island and its wildlife. Plenty of adventure ensues as the family deals with issues of survival and pirates, and the brothers must learn how to live on the island with an uncertain future. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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They turned a lost island into an exotic paradise! See more »

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Adventure | Family

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Release Date:

21 December 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudadela de los Robinson  »

Box Office

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$40,350,000 (USA)
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| (RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Kirk considered quitting at one point as he was so desperately homesick. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits, the damaged sailing ship has the wind astern in one shot, then from the port side in the next. See more »

Quotes

[during the fight between the Robinsons and the pirates, the pirate chief raises a white flag]
Kuala, Pirate Chief: [calling up to the Robinsons] Kuala make talk! You hear?
Father Robinson: [calling back down] We hear you!
Kuala, Pirate Chief: [referring to Roberta AKA Bertie] You take boy belong Kuala. Give us boy, no more fight. You hear?
Father Robinson: You want the boy? You come and get him. We're ready for you, and you can put away your white flag.
Roberta 'Bertie': Maybe it would be better to agree.
Father Robinson: Don't worry. He wouldn't bargain with us if he thought he could beat us.
Kuala, Pirate Chief: Send the boy...
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Connections

Referenced in The Partridge Family: Swiss Family Partridge (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Swisskapolka
(uncredited)
Music by Bob Jackman and Buddy Baker
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A great adventure movie for the family
24 May 2002 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie growing up, and had to get the recent DVD. It's great! The extras are wonderful and the movie is even better. I love Disney movies, but some of the older live-action movies get annoying to me after awhile. This one doesn't. I love to imagine myself on that island with all the animals and fighting pirates. It's great. I definitely recommend it!


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