Swiss Family Robinson Poster

Release Date: 1940

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Worried about the social and political climate of their adopted home of London in the 1810s, Swiss-born watchmaker William Robinson (Thomas Mitchell) sets sail with his wife, Elizabeth (Edna Best), and three sons on a ship bound for Australia. When a violent storm washes the ship's crew overboard, the family becomes shipwrecked on a remote island. Using provisions and livestock rescued from their vessel, the Robinsons begin to build a new, self-sufficient life for themselves.

Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew, Terry Kilburn, Tim Holt, Bobbie Quillan, Christian Rub, John Wray

Director: Edward Ludwig

Genres: Adventure

Keywords: Mother, Brother, Heartwarming, Father, Quest, Son, Survival, London, Family


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