Swiss Family Robinson

Synopsis: A family in route to New Guinea is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. They are forced to remain on the island because of the damage to the ship and the pirates that are roaming the islands. They create a home on the island (centering around a huge tree house) and explore the island and its wildlife. Plenty of adventure ensues as the family deals with issues of survival and pirates, and the brothers must learn how to live on the island with an uncertain future.
Genre: Adventure, Family
Director(s): Ken Annakin
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

- Right, I've got my side.

Hold it down, Fritz.

Come on.

You're very lucky to have them.

I think tomorrow, if the ship's still

there, you and I, and maybe Ernst,

ought to try

and bring in the animals

and anything else we might need.

- How long will we have to stay here?

- I don't know. I just...

I just think we ought to do

everything we can.

What's going on?

Powder was wet.

Aren't you coming to bed?

You have to have some sleep.

- Besides, it's going to rain.

- No, I'm alright.

No-one can go back

and undo what's already done but...

Well, I... want you to know that...

...l'm sorry things didn't work out

the way I wanted them to.

I know.

It would have been better

if we'd just stayed in Bern.

I'm not so sure. Not with Napoleon

trying to grab up more and more.

Fritz and Ernst might both

be in a war. Maybe even you.

No. Better to stay and face things

rather than just running away.

Is it running away to try to find

a new life in a new colony?

Try to give our sons a chance

to live, a chance to be free?

Is that running away?

I keep thinking about all the men

in those other offices

along the Marktgasse. They go on

working at the same old jobs

and manage to find opportunities

for their families,

without running off

to the other side of the world.

We settled all this

before we left home.

It was a good thing we set out to do.

We were right. Nothing has changed

just because we were shipwrecked.

You're always right, aren't you?

We'll get there. I'm sure of it.

Sooner or later

there'll be a ship.

I'll pray for it

with every breath I take.

It's a big land, New Guinea.

For hundreds of years

there'll be new colonies,

a great new world to build.

No limit to what a man can do.

If we're a couple of months

late getting there, it won't matter.

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