Swiss Family Robinson**
A family runs aground off an exotic island heading towards New Guinea, and soon adapt to their surroundings despite the unwanted attentions of pirates.
Sentimental family fantasy, with Disney piling on the animal interest aplenty. Rather long, and only occasionally covers trickier subjects such as sex (a Disney taboo of course), but wins over ultimately through craftsmanship and general amiability.
Written by: Lowell S. Hawley, based on the novel by Johann Wyss.
Producers: Bill Anderson, Basil Keys.
Director: Ken Annakin.
Starring: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James McArthur, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Kevin Corcoran, Sessue Hayakawa, Cecil Parker.
Photography: Harry Waxman.
Music: William Alwyn.
Production Design: John Howell.