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Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)

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The story of a Native American girl, abandoned on a tiny island, who is protected by a wild dog.

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Celia Milius ...
Karana (as Celia Kaye)
Larry Domasin ...
Ramo
Ann Daniel ...
Tutok
Carlos Romero ...
Chowig
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Aleut Captain
Hal John Norman ...
Kimki (as Hal Jon Norman)
Julie Payne ...
Lurai
Martin Garralaga ...
The Priest
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The story of a Native American girl, abandoned on a tiny island, who is protected by a wild dog.

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The incredible true life adventure of a young girl, who survived the dangers of a lost island! See more »


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10 September 1964 (USA)  »

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La isla de los delfines azules  »

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This movie is based on the Newbery Award-winning book "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell. The book is based on the true story of a woman left behind on the Channel Islands by missionaries in the early 1800s. She lived alone on the one of the islands for 18 years and died of dysentery seven weeks after she was "rescued" and brought to the mainland. She is buried in the graveyard of the Santa Barbara Mission in California. See more »

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Rontu: [Staring at Karana]
Karana: [Talking to the Dog] Your eyes are like those of a fox and as I don't trust a sly fox I do not trust you either dog. That would be a good name for you. I will call you Rontu. It means fox eyes.
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Where`s The Devilfish ?
18 August 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS by Scott O`Dell was a novel that my class had to study for a project when I was eleven years old . We had to come up with things like " What would you have as a food menu if like Karana you were stuck on an island " and we also had to write a story as to how we thought the novel would end . Being a massive fan of monsters I wrote an ending that featured a great battle with the " Devilfish " which is - While not referred to in the book as such - in reality a giant squid

The giant squid features in several passages in the book and I looked forward to seeing the movie version simply because I wanted to see how realistic the special effects team could handle this endevour , I mean a convincing giant squid is very difficult to realise on screen especially before the technique of CGI . Unfortunately when the end titles ran I was still excitedly waiting for a giant squid to turn up and was slightly disgusted when it didn`t appear . You could argue that the producers had the right idea by not attempting the difficult task of bringing a squid to screen since its appearences in the book don`t affect the plot , but this movie version of ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS is very bland , slow moving and in need of some excitement , an excitement that would have been helped by a giant squid


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