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Robinson Crusoe (1954)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:August 5, 1954
Running time:89 minutes
Cast:Dan O'Herlihy, James Fernandez, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba, Chel López
Director:Luis Buñuel
Producer:Óscar Dancigers, Henry F. Ehrlich
Writer:Hugo Butler, Daniel Defoe
Distributor:United Artists

Description: Exiled from his Spanish homeland, director Luis Bunuel set up shop in Mexico. Here he made his only American-financed film, The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. This is a reasonably reliable version of the Daniel Defoe's novel about a 17th century shipwreck victim (Dan O'Herlihy) and his Man Friday (James Fernandez). Bunuel cannot resist tossing in his occasional barbs against the smugness of Society--though not so many as to scare away customers. The director's long-standing distaste with the church is discreetly manifested in a few brief scenes wherein Crusoe's faith in God wavers. Magnificently photographed in Pathecolor, Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was released in Mexico two years before its American distribution.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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