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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.

Director:

James B. Clark

Writers:

Jane Klove, Scott O'Dell (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Celia Milius ... Karana (as Celia Kaye)
Larry Domasin Larry Domasin ... Ramo
Ann Daniel Ann Daniel ... Tutok
Carlos Romero Carlos Romero ... Chowig
George Kennedy ... Aleut Captain
Hal John Norman Hal John Norman ... Kimki (as Hal Jon Norman)
Julie Payne Julie Payne ... Lurai
Martin Garralaga ... The Priest
Junior 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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Taglines:

A Girl's Incredible Adventure on a Lost Island! See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla de los delfines azules See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Even when Celia Milius wasn't before the cameras, her canine companion Junior, son of Old Yellow, who played Rontu, refused to let her out his sight. See more »

Goofs

In the book Rontu originally belonged to Tutok. 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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Beautiful inspiring movie for youngsters
31 July 2018 | by paulanooneSee all my reviews

This movie had a profound impact on me when I saw it as a child. The strength, resolve, and intelligence, as well as dealing with isolation, was so inspiring. I've drawn on it throughout my life to emulate the same when faced with difficulties. The bonding with the wild dog, unconditional love, devotion and encouragement was a gift from the creator of all life. Highly recommend for young kids.


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