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Robinson Crusoe (1903)

Les aventures de Robinson Crusoé (original title)
Robinson Crusoe and Friday fight with hostile natives, and eventually retire to their jungle cottage to relax.

Director:

Georges Méliès

Writer:

Daniel Defoe (novel)
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André Deed
Georges Méliès ... Robinson Crusoe
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Robinson Crusoe and Friday fight with hostile natives, and eventually retire to their jungle cottage to relax.

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Drama | Short

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Country:

France

Release Date:

7 March 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robinson Crusoe See more »

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Production Co:

Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(fragment)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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21 July 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

It sure helps if you know the story of "Robinson Crusoe", as this really is NOT a complete or even comprehensible recreation of the story. Instead, Georges Méliès recreates several scenes from the film. However, they really don't have any explanation as to what's occurring, no intertitle cards (they were not yet invented) and is very fragmentary. However, I still give it a relatively high score because there are complex sets (for 1903) and lots of costumes. While today none of this looks very exciting, for 1903, the film maker really outdid himself and this was, believe it or not, a high budget production. Just try watching some other 1903 films and you'll see what I mean. I also wonder if perhaps originally this might have been an longer and less fragmentary film. Who knows?


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