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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Father
... Mother
... Fritz
... Roberta
... Kuala - Pirate Chief
... Ernst
... Francis
... Captain Moreland
Andy Ho ... Auban - Pirate
... Big Pirate
... Battoo - Pirate
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Storyline

A family in route to New Guinea is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. They are forced to remain on the island because of the damage to the ship and the pirates that are roaming the islands. They create a home on the island (centering around a huge tree house) and explore the island and its wildlife. Plenty of adventure ensues as the family deals with issues of survival and pirates, and the brothers must learn how to live on the island with an uncertain future. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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Taglines:

THE ADVENTURE OF ADVENTURES! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

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Release Date:

21 December 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudadela de los Robinson  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$40,356,000
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| (RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Neither Roberta nor the pirates appear in the 1812 novel, Swiss Family Robinson, that this film is based on. See more »

Goofs

When Francis is running with the coconut bomb, the fuse changes length between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ernst: It's better to use your head than break your back, I always say.
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Connections

Version of The Swiss Family Robinson (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

O Christmas Tree
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
Performed by Tommy Kirk, James MacArthur, John Mills, and Janet Munro
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A great adventure movie for the family
24 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie growing up, and had to get the recent DVD. It's great! The extras are wonderful and the movie is even better. I love Disney movies, but some of the older live-action movies get annoying to me after awhile. This one doesn't. I love to imagine myself on that island with all the animals and fighting pirates. It's great. I definitely recommend it!


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