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Swiss Family Robinson (1940)

A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment.

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A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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8 February 1940 (USA)  »

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Come Robinson Crusoè  »

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$1,940,200
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1.37 : 1
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In the 1960s Walt Disney remade "Swiss Family Robinson", The Disney Studios bought up the rights to the 1940 version produced and distributed by RKO, then Walt Disney confiscated all known prints of RKO Radio Pictures version so there wouldn't be comparisons to the Disney remake. Luckily there were a few survivors to this cinematic holocaust, so the film survives today, much to the relief of film historians and preservationists. See more »

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Version of Swiss Family Robinson (1996) See more »

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True family fun!
14 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Aside from the reviews I have read about this film, I am making the following statements because, I saw this film when it first came out in the theaters.

My most memorable (mental picture) of this movie is of a young boy, perhaps 12 years of age - riding an Ostrich. The family is on an island due to the ship they were on being wrecked, and they made it to shore, from that point on it is nothing but fun, the way they get organized, children being children, animals being animals, and the Mother and Father trying to cope with it all, they are a truly brave couple, and they fight the good fight together. Well acted, and directed, it left me with plenty of good memories, it is a true SHAME if it is no longer available to be seen.

Thanks to all who made this movie, so that I could enjoy it many years past.


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