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.
Arthur Ransome's Immortal Story
Did You Know?
The film was submitted for classifying to the BBFC (British Board of Film Censors) on Monday 10th December 1973 and passed with no cuts as a "U" classified certificate picture which is the equivalent of a general classification. See more
When the children are fishing from the boat the fish that John catches is very clearly already dead when he catches it. See more
Version of Swallows and Amazons
What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor?
Arranged by Wilfred Josephs
Sung by the Swallows, the Amazons and Uncle Jim See more