Robinson Crusoe (1974 television film)

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Robinson Crusoe
Based on novel by Daniel Dafoe
Written by James MacTaggart
Directed by James MacTaggart
Starring Stanley Baker
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Cinematography Brian Tufano
Running time 120 mins
Production company(s) BBC-Universal
Broadcast
First shown in 27 November 1974 (UK)

Robinson Crusoe is a 1974 television film version of the story by Daniel Dafoe starring Stanley Baker in the title role. In the UK, it was first broadcast in the BBC's "Play of the Month" on 27 November 1974.[1] In the USA it was broadcast on NBC.

Shooting took place on location at Tobago in the West Indies. Director James MacTaggart died of a heart attack shortly after filming and Stanley Baker died of cancer in 1976.[2] The budget was £300,000.[3]

The Sunday Times called it a "superb production".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Play of the Month: Robinson Crusoe Transmission Times", BFI Film and TV database. The linked pages will confirm that it is the television film under current discussion.
  2. ^ "A spirited "Crusoe" was tough for star.". The Australian Women's Weekly (National Library of Australia). 1 January 1975. p. 10. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Castaway chauvinism. John Howkins. The Sunday Times (London, England), Sunday, December 29, 1974; pg. 30-31; Issue 7907. (467 words)

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