MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,587 this week

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

 -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  June 1964 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 3,773 users  
Reviews: 91 user | 56 critic

Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 23 Nov 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 04 Jun 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Robinson Crusoe on Mars.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip.

Director: Ib Melchior
Stars: Gerald Mohr, Naura Hayden, Les Tremayne
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain's religious beliefs may get in the way.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming, Mickey Shaughnessy
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sailor is stranded on a desert island.

Director: Stanislav Govorukhin
Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Irakli Khizanishvili, Evgeniy Zharikov
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left ... See full summary »

Directors: Rod Hardy, George Miller
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, William Takaku, Polly Walker
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

Directors: Joseph M. Newman, Jack Arnold
Stars: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Five astronauts successfully fly to Mars where they encounter seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who harbor covert plans to use their ship to invade Earth.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (TV Mini-Series 1964)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe fills his time in either building a shelter for himself, or by reminiscing about the years he spent at sea and the adventures that led ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Fabian Cevallos, Erich Bludau
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Director: William Cameron Menzies
Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Mantee ...
Victor Lundin ...
...
The Woolly Monkey ...
Edit

Storyline

Commander Kit Draper and Colonel Dan McReady are orbiting Mars in an exploratory surveyor. A malfunction forces them to eject with only Draper and a monkey named Mona surviving. Draper must learn to survive in this hostile environment fighting thirst, hunger and even hostile aliens if he expects to see home again. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One U.S. astronaut pitted against all the odds beyond this earth! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robinson Crusoe en Marte  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The music score is by Nathan Van Cleave, who is also known for his music for Conquest of Space, The Space Children, and The Colossus of New York. The latter two were released on a double bill together in 1958. See more »

Goofs

Shots of the oxygen tank pressure gauge swap back and forth between the dial being on the right, then the left, and then back on the right. The shots must have been flipped during editing. See more »

Quotes

Draper: Mr. Echo, go to hell!
See more »

Connections

Version of Robinson Gruesome (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Classic Science Fiction at its best
30 January 2004 | by (The San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

There's not much more I can add to all the other positive comments made on this film other than to say that I agree with just about all of them.

This movie is a classic example of how good science fiction can be created from classic story material. The premise of a man trying to survive in unfamiliar surroundings is set on the then unfamiliar planet of Mars. USAF astronaut Paul Mantee goes through the rigors of trying to survive on an alien landscape, and is befriended by an escaped slave from an advanced, and hostile, civilization. The story isn't about war, "beating the bad aliens" or other story tripe that's so pervasive in today's science fiction films. The film is about friendship, trust, self sacrifice, and the willingness to help one's fellow man (or human like alien) survive in an inhospitable world.

Compared to other science fiction of the time, and even compared to contemporary sci-fi offerings, the acting and overall production values are top notch. The film is dated, so the viewer is advised to give it some leeway if he or she has never seen it before, but a strong story and presentation will keep your attention.

It's been a long time since I've seen this film, so perhaps I'm remembering it from a biased memory, but using that same memory to call up other films I saw back then I can truly say this one ranks up there with other good cinematic offerings; science fiction and non alike. The effects are passing, the backgrounds artificial at times (as was typical of 50's and 60's Hollywood), and the props are passable, but the acting, particularly how the friendship develops between the two leads, is what I'll always remember. The story is far fetched, but the actors pull it off by presenting sympathetic characters.

I for one am glad this has never been remade. I can see some snot-nosed hot-shot, low-I.Q. producer marketing a remake with lots of action, a pumped up soundtrack, action figures and a host of other spinoffs. To boot he'd probably cast some rap star in both lead roles, show the aliens with a ton of prosthetic makeup, and otherwise squeeze every last ounce of marketable dollar out of the thing.

We don't need a remake. We need a DVD release. The good kind with lots of extra goodies :-)

If you like sci-fi, heck if you just like good movies period, do yourself a favor and catch "Robinson Crusoe on Mars."


46 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This MUST be Remade grapesofbutcher
Smokin' hot (and I'm not talking about Mars) birdman3501
DVD finally released! dlewis-5
Way overdue for a DVD release! ZMBKLR
INITIAL ALIEN SPACE SHIP SIGHTING marcolm
Robinson Crusoe on Mars Flyman7383
Discuss Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page