Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Robinson Crusoe on Mars


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Spun from Daniel DeFoe's tale of the titular character, this sci-fi story involves a spaceship commander, Chris Draper (Paul Mantee) in a similar situation to the original Robinson Crusoe -- but rather than being stranded on an island, our hero is on a hostile planet. Draper, Colonel Dan McReady (Adam West), and a test monkey look as if they are going to collide with a meteor. Draper and the chimp are able to eject themselves from the vessel, but McReady is not so lucky. The two survivors safely … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: John C. Higgins, Ib Melchior
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On DVD: Sep 18, 2007
Paramount Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

About as good as any sci-fi adventure film of that generation.

Full Review… | March 11, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Dated on many levels, but the film represents a fascinating slice of scientific history.

Full Review… | January 16, 2011

The crucial link between The Ten Commandments and 2001: A Space Odyssey

Full Review… | March 21, 2010

Much beloved - and sadly overrated - by many science fiction fans. . .

Full Review… | January 23, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars


an entertaining, cheesy, dated, and stellar (or should i say inter-stellar) film. it's hard not to laugh at the effects, but as survival films go, it's quite fun.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Wonderful film. It's nice to see science fiction treated seriously for a change in the era that it was made. At the time, B movies were ruling the drive-in screens and something like this was just not commonly done. It makes for an entertaining character film that doesn't require a lot of exposition - mostly just the visuals to tell its story. And for that, I am grateful. One of my very favorite sci-fi movies and thanks must be given to Criterion for their wonderful Blu-ray presentation of this classic film.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


The beginning and ending of this movie are horrible, for one thing, West's character dies in the first scene! Putting the story of Crusoe in space was probably their first mistake.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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