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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

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

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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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Actually filmed amid the spectacular splendor of the tropical West Indies! 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

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,350,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Disney Studios bought up the rights to the 1940 version produced and distributed by RKO, then Walt Disney confiscated all known prints of RKO Radio Pictures version so there wouldn't be comparisons to the Disney remake. See more »

Goofs

When Fritz swings across the pool swapping vines halfway, just as he is landing on the rock, a crew member's hand reaches up into shot, just below his feet. See more »

Quotes

[trying to think of a way to get off the shipwrecked boat]
Ernst Robinson: Why don't we put up a distress flag?
Father Robinson: Don't you think we look distressed enough? Ernst, anyone who sees a ship stuck on the rocks might possibly guess it's in trouble.
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Connections

Referenced in ER: Truth Will Out (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

O Christmas Tree
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Tommy Kirk, James MacArthur, John Mills, and Janet Munro
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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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