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Robinson Crusoe Details

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Exiled from his Spanish homeland, director [[Performer~P83516~Luis Bunuel~luisbuñuel]] 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 ([[Performer~P53487~Dan O'Herlihy~danoherlihy]]) and his "Man Friday" ([[Performer~P23160~James Fernandez~jaimefernandez]]). [[Performer~P83516~Bunuel~luisbuñuel]] 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, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dan O'Herlihy Best Actor 1954 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Luis Buñuel Best British Film 1954 Nominee

Cast

Dan O'Herlihy
as Robinson Crusoe
Felipe de Alba
as Capt. Oberzo
Chel Lopez
as Bosun
Emilio Garibay
as Pirate

Crew

Luis Buñuel
Director
Henry Ehrlich
Producer
Oscar Dancigers
Producer
Luis Buñuel
Screenwriter
Daniel Defoe
Book Author
Philip Roll
Screenwriter
Alberto Valenzuela
Editor
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