Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. entertains with his usual bouncy, happy go lucky attitude in Mr. Robinson Crusoe. While sailing the Pacific high seas Steve Drexel (Fairbanks) gets the wild notion that he would love to really get back to nature and live off the land for a while. He makes a one thousand dollar bet with his yachting buddy stating that he will be living in an island penthouse at 52nd and Broadway before it's all over. He then promptly takes his leave by grabbing his dog and jumping off the boat. Thus begins his adventure.
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The story is full of Drexel's ingenuity as he creates tools, formulates blue prints and builds a perfect island bungalow on stilts which is complete with running hot water. He also builds a “tramway”, an automated butter churn, a catapult fishnet fishing system and a radio. His adaptation of nature and to nature is inspiring both to the movie watcher and to Drexel himself.
Inspired that is, until he has a brief scuffle with a native that shows up from another island. There is a bit of rough and tumble before the native is captured and named Friday. Friday is not the cooperative type and decides to escape by fleeing back to his own island paradise. There the natives become restless. Just when Steve thinks he was going to have to go it alone, “Saturday” shows up. She is a pretty native girl fleeing from a pre-arranged marriage. The two hit if off and become fast friends. The future looks like a pleasantly relaxed one until Friday shows up again and this time he has friends. When they see the girl who got away the become very unhappy friends with vengeance in mind. Low and behold, Drexel's friends show up at the same time making the perfect getaway possible.
The review of this Movie prepared by Talea