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Swallows and Amazons (1974)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family | May 1977 (USA)
On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise... See full summary »

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Susan Walker - Swallow (as Zanna Hamilton)
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Stephen Grendon ...
Kit Seymour ...
Lesley Bennett ...
Brenda Bruce ...
Mrs. Dixon
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Mr. Dixon
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Young Billy
Jack Woolgar ...
Old Billy
David Blagden ...
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On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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rivalry | lake | girl | island | children | See All (18) »

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Arthur Ransome's Immortal Story

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Adventure | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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El capitán pirata  »

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The body of water seen in the movie where the sailboats go sailing is the famous Lake District in the Lake District National Park of English county Cumbria. This is the same setting and location that feature in Arthur Ransome's source 1930 novel. See more »

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When the children are fishing from the boat the fish that John catches is very clearly already dead when he catches it. See more »

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Version of Swallows and Amazons (2016) See more »

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Faust
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Music by Charles Gounod
Arranged by Wilfred Josephs
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One of our family favorites
9 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Although no one would accuse this film of being great art, it is a delightful, wholesome and reasonably accurate (albeit simplified) rendition of Arthur Ransome's wonderful book. It is nearly impossible these days to find any movies where the children are kind to one another, the parents are loving and the adventures are free of violence. If you love sailing, old boats, and a pleasant easygoing story, Swallows and Amazons isn't a bad choice. It is one of our family favorites.


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