Robinson Crusoe's great desire to cross the seas in search of adventure proves too great for him to remain at home, so he runs away and goes to sea. On reaching the South Seas a terrible ... See full summary »

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Robinson Crusoe's great desire to cross the seas in search of adventure proves too great for him to remain at home, so he runs away and goes to sea. On reaching the South Seas a terrible storm arises and the vessel is soon a total wreck. Robinson is the sole survivor and he offers thanks to God for his deliverance. That night, in fear of wild beasts, he sleeps in a tree and the following morning swims several times to the wreck and secures supplies and provisions, also a cat and a dog. Later he builds a well-stocked and barricaded home and finds solace in hard work. The years pass and Robinson adds to his friends in the form of goats, parrots and other animals, and he dally goes to his lookout platform in the hopes of seeing a friendly sail One day he comes across footprints and sees through his telescope the arrival of canoes containing cannibals. He hurries to the shore and kills several cannibals, who are pursuing one man who has escaped. The cannibals, terrified at the noise and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 February 1917 (USA)  »

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