Robinson Crusoe on Mars

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Total Count: 16

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This film is an adaption of Daniel Defoe's classic tale of a sailor stranded on a deserted island. In this version, Crusoe is an astronaut who crash-lands on the seemingly-abandoned planet of Mars. Soon, he meets Friday, who is an alien slave who recently escaped from his captors.

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Cast

Paul Mantee
as Cmdr. Christopher 'Kit' Draper
Vic Lundin
as Friday
Adam West
as Col. Dan McReady

Critic Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars

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Audience Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars

  • Jan 04, 2014
    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
  • Mar 10, 2011
    While many of the effects are showing their age, the films elements of survival and humanity remain timeless. The acting is good and the sense of isolation is essentially there from beginning to end. Even when finding Mona or discovering "Friday" there are language barriers that must be overcome. Survival is hard and the going is treacherous throughout the film but as most older films do, it has a happy ending. Recommended!
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2011
    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 S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2010
    Special effects wunderkind and genre master Bryon Haskin(who is mostly known for his work in the 1953 science-fiction classic War Of The Worlds and for the 1960's television series The Outer Limits among others)won a place in the hearts of fantasy film lovers everywhere with this gorgeously designed journey into the unknown in this innovative retelling of Daniel Defoe's classic story. The story involves when a intrepid adventurer aboard a spaceship crashes on the barren wastelands of Mars. United States astronaut commander "Kit" Draper(Paul Mantee) must fight for survival with a pet monkey in tow as his only companion and a runaway slave from an exotic planet. Is he alone? All three survivers must use their ingenuity and resources in order to stay alive on a hostile planet. Released in 1964,this imaginative and dazzling beloved techni-marvel of classic science fiction was Oscar nominated in 1964 for Best Special Effects. Presented in astounding widescreen Techniscope and Technicolor this classic also stars Adam West(the former TV's Batman),and Victor Lundin(as Friday). Running Time of 106 minutes.
    Mister C Super Reviewer

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