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Robinson Crusoe (1954)

The classic story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck

Director:

Luis Buñuel (as Luis Bunuel)

Writers:

Daniel Defoe (novel), Hugo Butler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dan O'Herlihy ... Robinson Crusoe / Crusoe's father (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Jaime Fernández Jaime Fernández ... Friday (as Jaime Fernandez)
Felipe de Alba Felipe de Alba ... Captain Oberzo
Chel López Chel López ... The Bos'n (as Chel Lopez)
José Chávez José Chávez ... Leader of the Mutiny (as Jose Chavez)
Emilio Garibay Emilio Garibay ... Leader of the Mutiny
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Storyline

On 30 September 1659, the aristocratic British Robinson Crusoe's ship sinks and he miraculously survives on a deserted island somewhere in South America. He retrieves a dog, Rex, and cat, Sam, from the shipwreck together with some supplies, weapons, clothes and tools and builds a shelter. He soon learns how to survive by cooking, farming, harvesting the crops. Then the loneliness begins to haunt him, especially after the loss of Rex. When he sees a group of cannibals in the island, tension and fear become part of his life. Later he saves the life of a savage that was going to be eaten by the cannibals; he names him Friday and they become friends. When Robinson Crusoe sees Caucasians on the island, he finds that Captain Oberzo was the victim of a mutiny and he helps him to retrieve his ship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Adventure | Drama

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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robinson Crusoe See more »

Filming Locations:

Tepeyac Studios, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (R.C.A. High Fidelity Sound)

Color:

Color (Pathe Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Luis Buñuel's first all-English film; the script was also written in English, but according to Dan O'Herlihy Bunuel only directed him in Spanish. See more »

Goofs

Two different cats are used that look nothing alike to play the same cat. Sam, the cat he rescues from the shipwreck is a calico. By the time they reach shore, Sam has somehow transformed into a gray and white tabby and remains that way throughout the rest of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Robinson Crusoe: How wrong I had been. Friday was as loyal a friend as any man could want. With his many different skills he enriched my life on the island. We had found that two working together could do much more than working separately.
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Version of Robinson Crusoe (1933) See more »

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a real classic...powerful
10 August 2002 | by hitek4evrSee all my reviews

I saw this film as a small boy in 1954 and it had a profound effect on me.Even as a simple minded boy at the time, it had a power that i've never forgotten.....i've searched for video release of this film but have never found it....i would love to see it again


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