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Rated NR · 89 minutes


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

Director: Luis Buñuel
Writer: Hugo Butler and Daniel Defoe
Producer: Óscar Dancigers and Henry F. Ehrlich
Cast: Dan O'Herlihy, James Fernandez, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba and Chel López

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