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A family, seeking to escape Napoleon's war in Europe, sets sail for New Guinea, but shipwrecks on a deserted tropical island. There they build an idyllic life, only to be confronted by a band of pirates. Lots of adventure for family viewing. Filmed on location on the island of Tobago. Based on the novel by Johann Wyss.

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Available on Running time 126 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Swashbucklers, Family Ties, Shipwrecked, Survival, Going Native, Top Grossing Films of 1960, Disney Family Movies, Pirates
Lowell S. Hawley
John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa
Harry Waxman
Ken Annakin
William Alwyn
Walt Disney Studios

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The Swiss Family Robinson
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The Robinson family are determined to leave their home and friends and set sail for New Guinea to find a better life. While in route, a group of Pirates chase them into a storm and they are shipwrecked on a desert island and can't fix their ship due to the extensive damage. They build a really cool house in the trees and have a great time exploring the island and wild life. They have to be careful though because the island is loaded with pirates. They decide to set up booby-traps to try and fight off the pirates. This 1960 Disney movie is really a great family movie that everyone will enjoy.