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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
(1922) American
B&W : Serial / 32 reels
Directed by Robert Hill (Robert F. Hill)

Cast: Harry Myers [Robinson Crusoe], Gertrude Olmstead, Noble Johnson, Percy Pembroke, Aaron Edwards, Joseph Swickard (Josef Swickard), Gertrude Claire, Emmet King, Joe Martin the chimpanzee

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [Universal Special]. / Scenario by Emma Belle Clifton, from the novel The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. / 18 episodes (two reels each): [1] “The Sea Raiders,” © 16 March 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17659], released 29 March 1922; [2] “Shipwrecked,” © 29 March 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17700]; [3] “The Cannibal’s Captives,” © 31 March 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17711]; [4] “Hidden Gold,” © 4 April 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17729]; [5] “The Ship of Despair,” © 11 April 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17746]; [6] “Friday’s Faith,” © 20 April 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17776]; [7] “The Swamp of Terror,” © 26 April 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17802]; [8] “Marooned,” © 28 April 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17812]; [9] “The Jaguar Trap,” © 9 May 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17864]; [10] “A Prisoner of the Sun,” © 13 May 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17908]; [11] “No Greater Love,” © 1 June 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP18057]; [12] “The Island of Happiness,” © 6 June 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17944]; [13] “The Sword of Courage,” © 12 June 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17951]; [14] “The Buccaneers,” © 15 June 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17970]; [15] “The Jolly Roger,” © 21 June 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP17988]; [16] “The Idol’s Bride,” © 3 July 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP18032]; [17] “When the Heart Calls,” © 10 July 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP18042]; [18] “Back to the Primitive,” © 17 July 1922 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP18062]. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Eddie Polo had been announced to star in a competing serial also about Robinson Crusoe that was to have been shot in Florida; the production was apparently cancelled.

Drama: South Seas.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Monkeys (Chimpanzees) - Serials

Listing updated: 16 October 2011.

References: Edmonds-BigU pp. 125, 126; Lahue-Continued pp. 98-99, 226, 283; LoC-MoPic-2 p. 6 : Screenland-192204 p. 7 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

 
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