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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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A girl's incredible adventure on a lost island! See more »


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10 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Goofs

Karana's hair does not grow any longer after the 18 years she's been on the Channel Islands. However, hair does have a terminal length that varies with the individual. Once it reaches that point, it stops growing. 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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Great for insomnia
26 August 1999 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

We rented this video because my 10 yr old son read the book and loved the story. The only redeeming part of the movie was watching 23 year old Celia Kaye (playing a 15 year old who doesn't age or wear out her clothes over the course of 5 years) in her fake-Indian leather outfit with the slit skirt. Hubba hubba. Wooden acting, stupid ending. The kids liked it. I liked Celia's skirt.


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