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Dos años de vacaciones (1962)





Credited cast:
Pablo Alonso Pablo Alonso ... Santiago
Pablito Calvo ... Brian
Alejandro Ciangherotti Alejandro Ciangherotti ... Pirata
José Ignacio Corrales José Ignacio Corrales ... Gordon
Luis Induni
Charo Maldonado Charo Maldonado ... Catherine (as Charito Maldonado)
José Moreno ... Pirata
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Miguel Ángel Rodríguez ... Service
Fernando Rubio Fernando Rubio
Antonio Vela Antonio Vela ... Doniphan
Paquito Villamora Paquito Villamora ... Costar


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Spain | Mexico



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13 December 1962 (Mexico) See more »

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Shipwreck Island See more »

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Adventure movie about some kiddies who sail and strand on a remote island , being freely based on Jules Verne novel
22 October 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Adventure fictional about some travelers who shipwreck on a far location and inspired by Jules Verne novel . Adventure tale full of colorful scenarios , thrills , action and in low budget . Amusing , lighthearted romp , though so-so, only for kids and teenagers , based upon the Jules Verne novel . It's a mediocre fun with naive special effects , acceptable production design and atmospheric art direction . A ship called Slough embarks aboard 15 children of different nacionalities . They undergo a hazardous voyage . After a tumultous thunder they are shipwrecked at a mysterious island where they have several adventures , as well as amusement , as playing football or celebrating Christmas . After that ,some of them set out in exploring the island and hunting animals . At last , they meet a beautiful woman , and other surprises as a bizarre grotto , a skeleton , wildlife : leopard, serpents , a suspect ark and many other things . Along the way they face numerous dangers , risks , treason and pirates .

It results to be a silly but likable Spanish adaptation based on Jules Verne classic novel "Deux ans de vacances". This average and humdrum adaptation is a special version of the Jules Verne adventure yarn titled . There's rip-roaring action , spirit of adventure , derring-do , humor , thrills and results to be briefly entertaining but mediocre . Among the most spectacular of its visuals there are the semi-spectacular scenes in which a child travels at a big kite to survey pirates , and the colorful backgrounds of the island , shot in Calalunyan coasts . It's a slight fun in Eastmancolor with average special effects , passable set decoration , and functional art direction . The fable is bemusing but laughable , and the effects and action are regularly made . Being clumsily realized but the movie has some good moments here and there . Some illogical parts in the plot are more than compensated for the excitement provided by the scenes about the pirate attacks .

Stars the child prodigy Pablito Calvo , here he stands out with his highly expressive face and enormous eyes , innocent as well as angelical countenance , though usually dubbed for his husky voice as a charming child . He was the succesful little boy who in the 50s and 60s starred a lot of hits such as : 1955 Marcelino pan y vino , 1956 Mi tío Jacinto, 1957 Un ángel pasó por Brooklyn , 1958 Totó y Pablito ,1960 Juanito , 1961 Alerta en el cielo , 1962 Dos años de vacaciones and his last film was Barcos de papel . After the international success of Marcelino pan y vino (1955) , he became Spain's most famous child actor along with Joselito . Retired from acting at the age of 16 to become an industrial engineer. His singing voice was always dubbed on screen, in Spain by Matilde Vilariño. And co-stars other children as Pablo Alonso , Miguel Angel Rodríguez , Corrales , and Anibal Vela . Here there are various notorious secondaries in this flick , support actors seen in co-productions of the 60s and 70s such as : Luis Induni , Fernando Rubio , Gaspar Indio Gonzalez and Jose Moreno .This Spanish/Mexican motion picture produced by the powerful producer/director Juan De Orduña was middlingly realized by a prolific Mexican Director , Emilio Gómez Muriel .

Jules Verne has been adapted several times , George Melies immortalized in ¨From Earth to the moon¨in an early and silent film , as the best was ¨Walt Disney' s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea¨ (1954) by Richard Fleischer ; following a stunning movie in which Ray Harryhausen's special effects are one of the treats of ¨L'Ile Mysterieuse" or "The Mysterious Island" by Cry Endfield , this novel was written in1874 ; and ¨In search of the castaways¨ , here the source of this picture is actually "L'École des Robinsons" or "The Robinson School" published in 1882 . A Mexican version and long forgotten recounting titled ¨Eight hundred leagues over the Amazon¨ was made in the 1950s . ¨Michael Strogoff¨ was made into a film in Great Britain in the 1930s with Anton Walbrook and an Italian rendition : Michel Strogoff by Carmine Gallone with Curd Jurgens that went on a sequel titled ¨New adventures of Strogoff¨ ; ¨Five weeks in balloom¨ was made into a comedy adventure with Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Red Button in the 1960s . Besides , the sympathetic ¨The children of captain Grant¨ , ¨Mathias Sandorff¨ with Louis Jourdan and ¨A fifteen-year-old captain¨ 1974 by Jess Frank . And ¨Around the World in 80 Days¨classic version by Michael Anderson with David Niven and Cantinflas , and a recent (2004) by Frank Coraci with Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan ; ¨Journey to the Center of the Earth¨ classic version by Henry Levin with James Mason and a new with Brendan Frazer and many others . What is usually not realized is the lesser known titles that have gotten onto the screen - for Jules Verne wrote nearly 80 novels.

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