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James P. (bluebolt7) from AMERICUS, GA
Reviewed on 1/4/2015...
On a wager, yacht owner Steve Drexel (screen legend Douglas Fairbanks) bets his friends that he (accompanied by his dog) can take up on a remote desert island and survive with nothing but the tools provided by nature and none of the amenities of modern life. Against all odds, Steve not only survives, but even thrives in his newfound environment. Trouble arrives in the form of a beautiful island damsel fleeing from an arranged marriage, straight into Steve's arms. Naturally this doesn't sit well with the natives, and both Steve and the lovely damsel are vengefully attacked. Can they survive? Will Steve win his bet?
This is a DVD packaged in a slim plastic DVD case.
Wayne F. (WWIIpfc) from COLORADO SPGS, CO
Reviewed on 7/8/2008...
A GREAT story. Plenty of action & suspense, a little romance.
Fairbanks' Last Hurrah
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 10/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Most of Douglas Fairbanks' sound films were rather dismal affairs - indicating his lack of enthusiasm for talkies. However, "Mr. Robinson Crusoe" (1932) recaptures some of the old spirit. In this lighthearted romp, Doug bets that he can survive on a deserted South Seas island for an entire year. Displaying remarkable ingenuity, he creates a tropical Park Avenue. For his penultimate film, Fairbanks performs a few memorable stunts amid the breathtaking Tahitian locales. "Mr. Robinson Crusoe" also benefits from A. Edward Sutherland's breezy direction and Alfred Newman's evocative score. No match for Doug's silent classics, but pleasurable escapism."
Fairbank's last film...and an underrated family film classic
James Simpson | USA | 12/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fairbanks last film is also one of the most entertaining he ever made.
The premise is a cute one:Fairbanks bets his rich friends that he can survive on a deserted island for an entire year on just his own creative ingenuity.
It's not believable,but that's not the point either.
This is escapist fantasy and it's a darn infectious one,too!
Fairbainks constructs a ridiculous tree house for himself with all the "modern" conveniences(circa.1932) including a radio(!) and help from his pet Monkey,Parrot, and Dog,the only other companion that joined him on the island.
Eventually he comes across a beautiful woman that ran away from her tribe that predictably falls for cool guy,Fairbanks.
However,her tribe and some other not so friendly natives from neighboring islands decide to invade.
What I love about this film is how it does not have to resort to violence to solve this problem,and it ends on a fun,happy note with Fairbanks returning to home with his pets and his girl.
And he sure gets that native chick a great job!
Absolutely harmless film that is truly feel good,especially in this pessimistic age,reccomended for the film buff who needs something to smile about.
Note:Unfortunately,my five star review JUST refers to the film and not the DVD,which is mediocre,with terrible quality.
I hope that someone decides to release a better print of this in the future.
Also...where are the chapter selections?"