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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 »

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... Mrs. Walker
... Uncle Jim
Simon West ... John Walker - Swallow
Suzanna Hamilton ... Susan Walker - Swallow (as Zanna Hamilton)
... Titty Walker - Swallow
Stephen Grendon ... Roger Walker - Swallow
Kit Seymour ... Nancy Blackett - Amazon
Lesley Bennett ... Peggy Blackett - Amazon
Brenda Bruce ... Mrs. Dixon
... Mr. Dixon
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Young Billy
Jack Woolgar ... Old Billy
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 Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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

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Arthur Ransome's Immortal Story

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Adventure | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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May 1977 (USA)  »

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Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons  »

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1.66 : 1
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The body of water seen in the movie where the sailboats go sailing is the famous Lake District in the Lake District National Park of English county Cumbria. This is the same setting and location that feature in Arthur Ransome's source 1930 novel. See more »

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

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Version of Swallows and Amazons (2016) See more »

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Faust
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Music by Charles Gounod
Arranged by Wilfred Josephs
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A classic childhood adventure

A classic childhood adventure set in English Lake District in 1929. Four pre-teens travel by train with their mother for a weeks holiday in the Lake District. The children spend their time exploring in a rowing boat & camping on a small island. They befriend two sisters & become involved in an intrigue with their uncle; having adopted a pirates view of their world. The children enter a world of magic & adventure, where their freedom & imagination are the special effects. A charming tale, with exquisitely rendered period detail in a timeless landscape that will have you aching for a simpler age. Do not miss - your inner child will thank you for it.


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