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Swiss Family Robinson 

Karl Robinson, his wife, two sons and an orphaned girl wash up on a volcanic island after a shipwreck. Also on the island is Jeremiah Worth, who was marooned there seven years earlier.
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1976   1975  

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Complete series cast summary:
Martin Milner ...  Karl Robinson 20 episodes, 1975-1976
Pat Delany Pat Delany ...  Lotte Robinson 20 episodes, 1975-1976
Willie Aames ...  Fred Robinson 20 episodes, 1975-1976
Eric Olson Eric Olson ...  Ernie Robinson 20 episodes, 1975-1976
Helen Hunt ...  Helga Wagner 20 episodes, 1975-1976
Cameron Mitchell ...  Jeremiah Worth 20 episodes, 1975-1976
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Karl Robinson, his wife, two sons and an orphaned girl wash up on a volcanic island after a shipwreck. Also on the island is Jeremiah Worth, who was marooned there seven years earlier. Written by Steve Hager

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Schweizer Familie Robinson See more »

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(24 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The erupting volcano seen in many an episode was actually a large miniature left over from the noted 20th Century-Fox financial disaster, Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »

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Version of The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (1998) See more »

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Irwin's Okay 5th Television Series
29 January 2005 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

A family is ship wrecked on an island.

Each episode began with, "IRWIN ALLEN'S PRODUCTION OF ... THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON". How many producers get the name before the title? And those titles and the series background scores were done with wonderful Richard LaSalle music playing. LaSalle had worked on Irwin TV in the 1960s and it was these 1960s connections that made this series okay and sometimes good.

Towards the end of the 20 episode season, a two part episode appeared called "Jean Lafitte", this was the only show to leave the island and go to sea and then to land. Several 1960s Irwin names appear - Whit Bissell (Time Tunnel), John Zaremba (Time Tunnel), Leonard Stone (Lost In Space guest star twice), John Crawford (he appeared in ALL Irwin TV shows), and Harry Harris (often used Irwin director) directed it.

William Welch returns from the bottom of the sea via the time tunnel to become the story editor of the whole series and he wrote just one episode about more people coming to the lost island.

Other quality guest stars for the series include John Vernon (in the opening two hour movie), Leslie Neilson, and ex-Phantom Alfred Ryder.

I think Irwin was playing a joke on viewers in the last episode - The Devils - screened on March 28, 1976. All 1960s Irwin TV shows began in a mildly realistic way and then went over the top with crazy story lines. Irwin seemed to be suggesting this with Swiss Family Robinson as well. In The Devils, something is seen moving through the dark, it appears to be a huge bat. Karl (the father) finds the garden destroyed and the livestock missing? Later, strange lights are seen in the sky. The Devil MAY have arrived on the island?

An okay series.


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