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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Not Rated  |   |  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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A Lone U.S. Astronaut Space-Ship Wrecked on Mars! See more »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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After this film was released, screenwriter Ib Melchior and Victor Lundin collaborated on a script called Columbus of the Stars. which they presented to Paramount. It was similar to Star Trek, complete with illustrations similar to the Enterprise. Some time later, Star Trek went into production. Lundin does not claim that his ideas were borrowed by Paramount. See more »

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(at around 52 mins) As McReady is dreaming about talking with McReady, the rectangular shadow from the camera crosses over McReady's torso. See more »

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Draper: Mr. Echo, go to hell!
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Much better than the title suggests!
8 September 1999 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Beautifully filmed in Death Valley, a low budget didn't hurt this fine movie, which was crafted with intelligence, wit, and imagination.

Paul Mantee stars as the survivor of an ill-fated voyage to Mars, and he plays his role with zest, humor, and gritty determination to survive despite the long odds against him.

Nicely adapted from the classic tale, this movie stands the test of time; despite its being released in 1964, it has a uniquely authentic look and feel, despite the dated hardware.

It's a good movie for the kids (they'll probably fall in love with Mona the monkey).

Best of all, this movie leaves you with a satisfied, thumbs-up smile when the ending credits roll, and lots of movies with bigger stars and more lavish budgets just don't do as well.

I rate it 8.5 out of 10




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