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Swallows and Amazons (1974)

 |  Adventure, Family  |  May 1977 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Based off the Arthur Ransom books of the same name

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Susan Walker - Swallow (as Zanna Hamilton)
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Jack Woolgar ...
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David Blagden ...
Policeman
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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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El capitán pirata  »

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Actually filmed in the summer of 1973, but not released until a year later. Submitted for classification to the British Board of Film Censors on Monday, December 10th, 1973 and passed with no cuts as a "U" certificate film. See more »

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Spanish Ladies
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aka "Farewell and Adieu to You"
Traditional
Arranged by Wilfred Josephs
Sung by the Swallows
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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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