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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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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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Taglines:

THE ADVENTURE OF ADVENTURES! (original print ad - all caps) 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

The climactic battle was a direct influence on the final Ewok skirmish in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Ernst is riding the ostrich Clementine during the race it begins to circle the pylon half way through. The rope holding the ostrich to the pylon is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Ernst Robinson: What are you doing?
Fritz Robinson: I'll just take charge of the pistol for a while. I seem to remember it being appropriated before, when someone wanted to go back to the beach.
Ernst Robinson: You give me back my pistol!
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Connections

Version of Swiss Family Robinson: Lost in the Jungle (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

O Christmas Tree
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Tommy Kirk, James MacArthur, John Mills, and Janet Munro
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a bit of 60s-era trivia
5 June 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

IMBD refused to post this in the "Trivia" section, so I'll add it as a comment: note that throughout the film, the men are often shirtless; however their pants and shorts are always carefully tailored to cover their navels, like Barbara Eden's harem-pants in "I Dream of Jeannie".

If you have access to the DVD, it is very well worth it to watch the special-features documentaries and interviews on disc 2. What the actors and crew went through to make this thing is incredible! The many animals used are mostly nasty and potentially very dangerous. That no one got disemboweled by a zebra or ostrich kick, or a tiger-claw, is a miracle; let alone the face-off scene with the hyenas! Wrestling an anaconda chest-deep in a mosquito and leech-infested swamp is probably not a role most actors dream of. James MacArthur was told by the snake's handler to just dunk the snake's head under water when it started to constrict him; apparently it worked, as he lived to tell the tale!


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