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


Get us out of here!


Help! Get us out of here!

We're trapped.

Somebody get us out! Help!

What happened?

- She's hit something.

- Have mercy.

I can't get it open. It's jammed.

You first, Fritz.

Ernst, help your mother.

Captain Wilhelm? Anybody here?

Anyone there, Fritz?

If anybody was here, they'd have

heard us long before this.

As I said,

if they've abandoned the ship,

they've got no claim.

It's ours, by maritime law.

They wouldn't leave us here.

Something must have happened.

They thought the ship was going to

sink. It was every man for himself.

It was carrying too much sail. The

captain and the mate argued about it.

I'd have fought the pirates

instead of running into the storm.

Alright, Mother.

What a mess!

- At least we're not far from land.

- Then there's hope.

Maybe when we get to shore we can

get help. Make her sail again.

She'll never sail again.

We could build a raft.

We've got enough wood.

Fritz is right.

The sooner we get ashore, the better.

Look what I found!

- Look.

- Those poor things!

They must have had a worse time

than we did.

How's it look?

Are we solid on the rocks?

I don't know. No, I'd say we're here

until the turning of the tide.

Help me, somebody! Help!


Look what I found. The captain's

dogs. And are they glad to see me!

- He's alright.

- Better make a start. Come on.

Give me a hand.

If it's deserted I can work out where

we are when I learn how to use this.

Alright, take it along.

- It still works!

- There's no time for that.

- Let's put up a distress flag.

- We don't look distressed enough?

Anyone who sees a ship stuck on the

rocks might guess it's in trouble.

Now, you look after them, Turk.

You too, Duke.

- How can we take all these animals?

- We're not taking them.

- If we leave them they'll die!

- When we're safe on land

then you can talk to me

about the animals. Not before.

Francis, get them out of there!

We don't want this one or that.

- Wait a minute!

- Or that. We don't want any of them.

Right, Fritz.

Put it over your head. That's it.

- Alright, I'm fine.

- Grip the rope here.

- Alright?

- Come on, Mother. We'll catch you.

- Don't worry.

- Right, Fritz.

- Come on.

- Now.

- Sorry, Mother.

- Are you alright?

Fritz, the dogs!

He forgot the dogs.

They're not coming. Cast off.

They're my dogs! I found them!

Sit down. They weigh more

than any of us. We'd sink in no time.

Alright, Fritz? Right.

Watch that wreckage.

The dogs are going to swim it.

Come on, Duke. Come on, Turk.

You can make it. Keep swimming.

Straight between those rocks.

That side.

No, come and help me push over here.

Come on, boys, you can make it!

Keep swimming.

- Watch those rocks.

- Your side, Ernst. Push off!

Come on, Turk! Come on, Duke!

Look out!

Do something. They'll drown!

We can't take any more chances.


Come on, boy.

- Good boy, Turk. Well done.

- Keep them in the middle.

- That's right. In the centre.

- You see? They didn't sink us.

Let's get to shore.

I wouldn't dare pray for any more

miracles, not in one day.

Turk, Duke, wait. I'm coming too.

Wait for me!

- Francis, stay in your tub.

- I'm coming!

- Come back!

- Tie it round the tree stump.

Come on, let's go.

Francis, come back here.

See you later.

First thing we'd better do is

unload the raft. Then...

...put up some sort of

shelter for the night.

Not the first thing.

Fritz. No, hold it, Fritz.

- We are not making any progress.

- I know.

It's got to hang down even

on both sides.

- Aren't very good.

- We're lucky to have them.

- Pull your side down.

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