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Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)

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

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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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
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The Priest
Junior ...
Rontu

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Storyline

When her whole tribe disappears from Westerners, Karana and her brother have to survive themselves. However, her brother is killed by wild dogs, and, all alone, she needs to survive on her own before befriending the very dog that killed her brother. She sometimes has hard struggle but passes what people think women can't do and does it with no help at all but the knowledge she learned as a young girl

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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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Junior the dog (a.k.a. Rontu) won PATSY Award for his part. See more »

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Karana's hair does not grow any longer after the 18 years she's been on the Channel Islands. See more »

Quotes

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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It's OK....
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie well enough, considering it came from 1964. I felt that they didn't depict the passage of time very accurately and I was surprised when all of a sudden, the movie was over. I know that books and movies are usually very different, but I think this movie could have been a far better representation of the book. Add some more details, don't change some of the details from the book. But hey, I'm not the director or in charge of the budget. That is the other thing to consider, budget. They didn't have big budgets back then and this was what they got for their budget. All in all, I enjoyed the movie well enough. I would enjoy seeing a remake with some better details, more representative of the book. Still an OK movie though.


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