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Robinson Crusoe (1953)

Cast: Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernandez, Felipe de Alba, more...
Director: Luis Bu˝uel, Luis Bu˝uel
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Studio: Vci Video
Genre: Foreign, Classic Action/Adventure, Classic Action/Adventure, Adventure, Classic Action/Adventure, Latin America, Mexico
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
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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