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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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Uncle Jim
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Susan Walker - Swallow (as Zanna Hamilton)
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Brenda Bruce ...
Mrs. Dixon
Mike Pratt ...
Mr. Dixon
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Young Billy
Jack Woolgar ...
Old Billy
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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The names of the thirteen foot dinghy sailing boats were "Swallow" and "Amazon". See more »

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Away to Rio
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Arranged by Wilfred Josephs
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Quaint but enjoyable version of the popular books
18 March 2001 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

I read the Swallows and Amazon books about 40 years ago, but waited until now to see the film! I felt the film perfectly captures the quaint atmosphere of the books and the times in which they were set. The film may not be to modern taste, but it must be considered as a faithful rendition of the original writing, and viewed in that light. Not for the unsophisticated viewer.


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