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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

 -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  June 1964 (USA)
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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.

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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>

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

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Robinson Crusoe en Marte  »

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Paul Mantee was aware that Victor Lundin originally wanted the starring role but during the production the two men became close friends who respected each other greatly, and Mantee speaks highly of Lundin's acting abilities. See more »

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When Draper gets in and out of pond in long shots, he's totally naked but during time he's actually in water he's wearing brown trunks. See more »

Quotes

Draper: Mr. Echo, go to hell!
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Referenced in Hell in the Pacific (1968) See more »

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An Interesting Concept
8 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

As we get closer to traveling to other planets, this is one story that could wind up being real. This story pretty much follows the original Robinson Crusoe story, only it takes place on another planet and not on a desert island. Paul Mantee puts in a credible performance as the astronaut who must learn how to cope without being around his fellow man. The scene that is especially interesting is when he hallucinates after getting food poisoning and seeing his dead fellow crew member. This shows the effect that isolation can have on a person and how it can drive a person mad. Luckily he did find a companion in the alien he named Friday. I recommend this film heartily.


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