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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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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Saturday 29 March 1947 on WNBT (Channel 4), in Chicago Thursday 1 April 1948 on WBKB (Channel 4) and again Saturday 25 December 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), in both Baltimore and Philadelphia Saturday 6 November 1948 on WAAM (Channel 13) and WFIL (Channel 6), in Detroit Saturday 25 December 1948 on WXYZ (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Saturday 22 October 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

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Version of Swiss Family Robinson: Lost in the Jungle (2000) See more »

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Life on an island after shipwreck
14 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Purchased a VHS copy of this film from AMAZON years ago. The quality is the worst I have ever seen. I should have returned it. Almost unwatchable. My memories of this film go back to grammar school and watching it in the auditorium of my catholic school in West Philadelphia. I remember the scary giant spider scene! Disney should restore the film and release it to the public. Disney has historical interesting films like this and Song of the South which they refuse to release in the United States for silly reasons . The actors in this film did an excellent job of giving the viewer the feel of being on an island and the thought of never returning to civilized life


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