FILM : Swiss Family Robinson
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Swiss Family Robinson 1960 John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Cecil Parker Tobago
Director : Ken Annakin   Production Company : Walt Disney productions  Region : CARIBBEAN

Family from Switzerland is shipwrecked onto an island on the way to "New Guinea" and fight pirates in this much loved Disney classic.

imdb, Tobagonian tourist board, Virgin brochure, Rough Guide all cite Bacolet Bay of Tobago but I can't see it. Chinese whispers anyone? SJ

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Swiss Family Robinson - The nearest bay
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr001. The nearest bay

sfr001n. Still rather deserted. Goodness the trunk is still there, after 50 years! SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 22-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - That's Richmond Island in the background, so this is Richmond Bay.
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr002. That's Richmond Island in the background, so this is Richmond Bay.

sfr002n. The island was the only way to pinpoint this (after a wasted journey to Bacolet Bay). SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 25-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - Richmond bay looking the other way
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr003. Richmond bay looking the other way

sfr003n. Not quite as prolific, vegetation-wise. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 25-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - The family is grateful for salvation
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr004. The family is grateful for salvation

sfr004n. OK it's a different tree but no mistaking the background outline. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 26-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - The treehouse, subject of much debate. It's unlikely to have survived the 1963 hurricane if it was left after filming but where was it?
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr005. The treehouse, subject of much debate. It's unlikely to have survived the 1963 hurricane if it was left after filming but where was it?

sfr005n. I found Kevin Kidney's website which may have done the hard work for me. Thanks to contributor Lennox Straker Jr, this may be the tree, a saman of the genus Albizia. It's just off Windward road at Goldsborough. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 26-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - Another shot from the other side, with the stream that fuels the water wheel running on the left.
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr006. Another shot from the other side, with the stream that fuels the water wheel running on the left.

sfr006n. The shape of the tree looks similar and the channel could have been the stream. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 25-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - Fun at a waterfall
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr007. Fun at a waterfall

sfr007n. Craig Hall waterfall off the Northside Road. Just park the car and there it is. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 26-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - More waterfall fun.
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr008. More waterfall fun.

sfr008n. The waterfall is south of Moriah and north of Mason Hall, though the 2011 tourist map puts it south. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 26-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - Back to Richmond Bay, not too far from the treehouse.
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr009. Back to Richmond Bay, not too far from the treehouse.

sfr009n. Now, just missed getting an alligator in shot. NO sign of the elephant at all. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 25-01-2011)

Swiss Family Robinson - Mills bids MacArthur farewell as the elder boys go exploring.
Swiss Family Robinson

sfr010. Mills bids MacArthur farewell as the elder boys go exploring.

sfr010n. Still on Richmond Bay. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 25-01-2011)

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