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 »
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 »
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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>
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 »
(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 »
This is a little science fiction gem that goes quietly unnoticed,but it does have a following. It's much smarter than given credit for and very entertaining considering a lot of the time Paul Mantee has the screen by himself with a monkey. What isn't talked about is how well made it is for this type of subgenre(the Mars sci fi films aren't always so well made). It has this 50's feel to it so it would be hard to see the CGI generation being totally overwhelmed by it,but I have a love and affinity for these types of films. This film even has the monkey contribute to the story(it even is key to Mantee's survival on the red planet). The film actually isn't that cheesy until Friday,the alien, comes into the film. It is a film you really need to have patience with. I enjoyed because I never knew where the story would take me. It has imagination and does really well with it's limitted budget. I highly recommend this film if your are a fan of it's ilk. ****1/2/*****
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