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Swiss Family Robinson
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Director:
Writers:
Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay)
Johann David Wyss (novel)
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Release Date:
21 December 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THE ADVENTURE OF ADVENTURES! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Great-looking film, but too wholesome. See more (47 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Ken Annakin 
 
Writing credits
Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay) (as Lowell S.Hawley)

Johann David Wyss (novel "Swiss Family Robinson") (as Johann Wyss)

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... producer
Basil Keys .... associate producer
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Waxman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
 
Production Design by
John Howell 
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Stephens 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Eileen Bates .... hair stylist
Bill Lodge .... makeup artist
Charles Nash .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Hill .... production manager (as Bill Hill)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
René Dupont .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Hoesli .... assistant art director
John L. Jensen .... sketch artist (as John L.Jensen)
Peter Murton .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
John Dennis .... sound recordist (as John S.Dennis)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon K.McCallum)
Les Wiggins .... sound editor (as Leslie Wiggins)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Lee .... special effects (as Dan Lee)
Walter Stones .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte artist
 
Stunts
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney .... stunts (uncredited)
Evelyn Finley .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Fez Reynolds .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Arnim Tardieu .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Beeson .... additional photography
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Buddy Baker .... composer: additional music "Animal Race" (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Nature's Haven (uncredited)
Fez Reynolds .... animal trainer: zebra (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
126 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Norway:7 (original rating) (cut version) | Sweden:11 | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (1999) (2003 DVD audio commentary) | USA:Approved (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1968) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Walt Disney's first film in Panavision.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Fritz is wrestling the snake, Ernst charges in with a machete to assist. The blade of the machete flops around revealing it is a rubber prop.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 down the hill! Kuala take boy. Get plenty money. Nobody hurt. You hear?
[the Robinsons stand their ground; the chief puts the flag away]
Kuala, Pirate Chief:You make Kuala fight long time, then you die and Kuala take boy all the same!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Just Go with It (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Heart was an IslandSee more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Great-looking film, but too wholesome., 21 July 2001
Author: gridoon

This is a dazzling Disney production, beautifully photographed and colorful, but the treatment of its subject (survival on a desert island) is overly wholesome and unrealistic. The family seems to be treating the whole situation like the perfect holiday. Even at the face of many hardships they all remain surprisingly cheerful! And the parents have an annoying habit of calling each other "Mother" and "Father", even when they're alone. By far the most interesting element of the film is the antagonism between the two older brothers, each trying to win the affections of the teenage girl they take along in their adventures; it's the only part of the movie that provides some dramatic conflict. (**1/2)

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