Mr. Robinson Crusoe (Auguat 19, 1932)

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Douglas Fairbanks in Mr. Robinson Crusoe
 

Released August 19, 1932: A wealthy Park Avenue adventurer on the way to a hunting trip in the South Pacific swims to a deserted island to see if he can live the Robinson Crusoe adventure.

Produced by Douglas Fairbanks

Directed by A. Edward Sutherland

The Actors: Douglas Fairbanks (Steve Drexel), William Farnum (William Belmont), Earle Browne (Professor Carmichale), Maria Alba (Saturday)

 

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Friday's Gone, You Must be Saturday

It is 1932, and the world is in the depths of the Great Depression. Much of the country has no work, little food, and living in dire poverty. These people don't want to spend hard-earned cash to watch a depressing movie, but need to escape the drudgery of everyday life. They want to see wealth, fun, adventure, excitement, and a glimmer of hope for the future, and this movie brings it all to the table.

Our story involves three millionaires on a hunting adventure. Steve Drexel, William Belmont and Professor Carmichael, three millionaires from Park Avenue, sail a ship to the South Seas island of Sumatra to hunt tigers for the summer.

As they pass a small deserted island, Steve is playing on deck with his little dog, and looking at a deserted island wondering what it would be like to get back to nature and survive on nothing but his wits and the natural surroundings of the island. As he muses over this, prodded by the others, Steve decides that trying to survive on a deserted island would be more fun than the tiger hunt, and bets Belmont a million bucks that he could not only survive, but have a great way of life, 'the life of Riley' on this island by the time the others are returning from the tiger hunt. Belmont, says that if he is really serious, bet a thousand dollars of real money, and the bet is on. With that Steve and his dog jump overboard and swim to the deserted island.

On the deserted island Steve and his dog find everything they need to prosper, including a wild goat that walks on a home-made treadmill churning his own milk into butter. The whole tenor of the movie is light-hearted fun, with Steve creating an unbelievable paradise out of the trees and leaves of his south seas summer home.

Unknown to Steve, there is a nearby larger island with a tribe of south seas villagers, where a young girl is betrothed to a man she doesn't like. Before the wedding ceremony starts, she runs away and jumps in a boat and paddles to the deserted island that Steve is calling home. She gets caught in one of Steve's net-traps, and she will join Steve in his island paradise.

Our other two adventurers are on their way back from their tiger hunt, and they stop at the nearby inhabited island that Saturday came from. After trading some trinkets with the natives, they decide that it would be great fun to take a bunch of tribal natives over to Steve's island to throw a scare into him. When the native cannibals get to Steve's island and discover their runaway bride, they capture Steve and the girl, and tie Steve to a spit over a burning fire. It looks pretty bad for our fun-loving hero and his lady friend Saturday. Steve is turning over the fire to be cooked as the evening bar-b-que dinner for the native hunters.

Will Steve escape the wrath of the cannibal head-hunters? Will banana peels help save Steve from the savages? Will he 'bomb' the natives with coconuts? Will he ride a zip line to freedom in an action-packed Douglas Fairbanks escape scene? Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Douglas Fairbanks turning on the spit
Douglas Fairbanks turning on the spit
Maria Alba as Saturday
Maria Alba as Saturday
Douglas Fairbanks and Maria Alba
Douglas Fairbanks and Maria Alba
Douglas Fairbanks and Maria Alba
Douglas Fairbanks and Maria Alba
Douglas Fairbanks and Maria Alba
Douglas Fairbanks and Maria Alba
Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
Earle Browne and William Farnum
Earle Browne and William Farnum
Francis Pierlot and Peter Cookson
Francis Pierlot and Peter Cookson
Fiji native
Fiji native
Maria Alba and Douglas Fairbanks
Maria Alba and Douglas Fairbanks
Maria Alba
Maria Alba
Maria Alba
Maria Alba
Maria Alba
Maria Alba
William Farnum and Douglas Fairbanks
William Farnum and Douglas Fairbanks
William Farnum and Earle Browne
William Farnum and Earle Browne