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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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Actually filmed amid the spectacular splendor of the tropical West Indies! See more »

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21 December 1960 (USA)  »

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Swiss Family 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

During construction of the Robinson's tree house residence, Father Robinson shows Mother Robinson the stairs to their bedroom saying, "This is your own circular stairway"; perhaps a reference to Dorothy McGuire's popular 1945 film The Spiral Staircase, as the stairway is obviously 'strait' and not circular. See more »

Goofs

When Father and Fritz are putting the barrels on the pig, the burlap cover falls off the pig. Father puts the barrels on the pig and suddenly the burlap cover is back on the pig. See more »

Quotes

Ernst Robinson: It's better to use your head than break your back, I always say.
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My Heart was an Island
by Terry Gilkyson
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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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