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Swallows and Amazons (1974)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family | May 1977 (USA)
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... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Whatham

Writers:

David Wood (screenplay), Arthur Ransome (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia McKenna ... Mother - Mrs. Walker
Ronald Fraser ... Uncle Jim
Simon West Simon West ... John Walker - Swallow
Sophie Neville ... Titty Walker - Swallow
Suzanna Hamilton ... Susan Walker - Swallow (as Zanna Hamilton)
Stephen Grendon Stephen Grendon ... Roger Walker - Swallow
Kit Seymour Kit Seymour ... Nancy Blackett - Amazon
Lesley Bennett Lesley Bennett ... Peggy Blackett - Amazon
Brenda Bruce ... Mrs. Dixon
Mike Pratt ... Mr. Dixon
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Young Billy
Jack Woolgar Jack Woolgar ... Old Billy
David Blagden David Blagden ... Policeman
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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. Written by J-26

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rivalry | lake | girl | island | children | See All (18) »

Taglines:

Arthur Ransome's Immortal Story

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scenes on and of the train were filmed on the "Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway" - a heritage rail reopened in 1973, the same year that filming took place. See more »

Goofs

When the children are fishing from the boat the fish that John catches is very clearly already dead when he catches it. See more »

Connections

Version of Swallows and Amazons (1963) See more »

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Marigold
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Music by Billy Mayerl
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Quaint but enjoyable version of the popular books
18 March 2001 | by davidlitchfieldSee all my reviews

I read the Swallows and Amazon books about 40 years ago, but waited until now to see the film! I felt the film perfectly captures the quaint atmosphere of the books and the times in which they were set. The film may not be to modern taste, but it must be considered as a faithful rendition of the original writing, and viewed in that light. Not for the unsophisticated viewer.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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