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Swiss Family Robinson (1960) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by Ken Annakin and produced by Walt Disney and Bill Anderson.

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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

By Beatrice on Jan 3, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Swiss Family Robinson Directed by Ken Annakin Written by Lowell S. Hawley from a novel by Johann David Wyss 1960/USA Walt Disney Productions Repeat viewing?/Netflix rental This fun fantasy/adventure is for the whole family. A Swiss family is shipwrecked en route to colonial New Guinea when its sh... Read full article


Swiss Family Robinson (1940) and (1960)

By Orson De Welles on Nov 20, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! THRILL TO The Fabled Tree-House! — The Wild Animal Race! — The Great Pirate Attack! Disney has the rights to two features based on the famous Wyss novel.? Yes, that’s right; two!? Most of us are surely familiar with the extremely popular 1960 version produced by Disney ... Read full article


Swiss Family Robinson ( 1960 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 26, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"It was a good thing we set out to do. We were right, and all that hasn't changed just because we were shipwrecked." Papa Robinson's plans of providing a new home for his family in the burgeoning colony of New Guinea go awry when the ship carrying them from Switzerland to the new land gets shipwrec... Read full article


Swiss Family Robinson ( 1960 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 26, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"It was a good thing we set out to do. We were right, and all that hasn't changed just because we were shipwrecked." Papa Robinson's plans of providing a new home for his family in the burgeoning colony of New Guinea go awry when the ship carrying them from Switzerland to the new land gets shipwrec... Read full article


Swiss Family Robinson ( 1960 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 26, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"It was a good thing we set out to do. We were right, and all that hasn't changed just because we were shipwrecked." Papa Robinson's plans of providing a new home for his family in the burgeoning colony of New Guinea go awry when the ship carrying them from Switzerland to the new land gets shipwrec... Read full article


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Quotes from

Father Robinson: What did I tell you? Anything we need, the island will produce it for us, even a girl.
Mother Robinson: *A* girl. But we have three sons.


Father Robinson: First thing we've got to do is to, uh, unload the raft. Then, uh... put up some sort of shelter for the night.
Mother Robinson: No. That's not the first thing.
[kneels down in prayer, and the rest follow suit]


Fritz Robinson: What's that?
Father Robinson: That? Oh, that's a quarantine flag. Warning that there's Black Death aboard.
Ernst Robinson: How did you know that?
Father Robinson: Well *I* do a bit of reading, too, you know.


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Facts about

Tommy Kirk considered quitting at one point as he was so desperately homesick.
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.
Many of the animal scenes would not be allowed in a film today, due to laws governing the use of animals in movies.
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