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The Swiss Family Robinson (Flack’s Review)

Posted on | June 28, 2010 | Add Comments

Based on the book by Johann Wyss this movie is about a family who is shipwrecked on a desert island. To survive they eat animals, defend themselves from animals, build a tree house, find a grotto (a big cave) that they live in during the winter and much more. A girls comes and lives with them who the older boys fall in love with. Together the family must fight against pirates attacking the island.

bry_b2492a6963f3.jpg image by PaNTHeRa_The movie had most of the parts that are in the book but the movie adds the pirates. I liked this addition. The movie is much funnier and less serious than the book but they are both good. I recommend you read the book first.

My favorite character is Fritz because I like what he builds in the tree house and I like when he fights the pirates.

My favorite part is when they fight the pirates because it’s funny and action-packed.

MPAA Rating: G. My rating is PG for action violence, romance and brief mild language.

I rate this movie 4.9 movie reels. Too much romance!!!
Director: Ken Annakin
Writers: Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay). Johann David Wyss (novel)
Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054357/
Release Date: December 21, 1960 (USA)
Genre: Adventure | Family »

Cast:
James MacArthur: Fritz Robinson
John Mills: Father Robinson
Dorothy McGuire: Mother Robinson
Janet Munro: Roberta ‘Bertie’
Tommy Kirk: Ernest Robinson
Kevin Corcoran: Francis Robinson
Sessue Hayakawa: Kuala, Pirate Chief
Cecil Parker: Captain Moreland
Andy Ho: Auban
Milton Reid: Big Pirate
Larry Taylor: Pirate

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