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Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966)

Lt. Robin Crusoe is a navy pilot who bails out of his plane after engine trouble. He reaches a deserted island paradise where he builds a house, finds an abandoned submarine with lots of ... See full summary »


Byron Paul


Walt Disney (story) (as Retlaw Yensid), Don DaGradi (screenplay) (as Don Da Gradi) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Lt. Robin Crusoe
Nancy Kwan ... Wednesday
Akim Tamiroff ... Tanamashu
Arthur Malet ... Umbrella Man
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... Captain
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ... Pilot (as P.L. Renoudet)
Peter Duryea ... Co-Pilot
John Dennis ... Crew Chief
Nancy Hsueh ... Native Girl
Victoria Young Victoria Young ... Native Girl
Yvonne Ribuca Yvonne Ribuca ... Native Girl
Bebe Louie ... Native Girl
Lucia Valero Lucia Valero ... Native Girl


Lt. Robin Crusoe is a navy pilot who bails out of his plane after engine trouble. He reaches a deserted island paradise where he builds a house, finds an abandoned submarine with lots of gadgets that he can use, and also finds a marooned chimp from the US Space program and a native girl named Wednesday who was exiled by her father. Wednesday thinks Crusoe wants to marry her, and when her father arrives on the island to collect her and Crusoe refused to marry her, chaos ensues. Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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Dear Jane, If you're wondering why I missed our wedding a funny thing happened... See more »


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The make and model of Lt. Robin Crusoe ((Dick Van Dyke)'s aircraft was a Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader. See more »


In the raft, Robin takes out his "How to Survive At Sea" manual. The first page shows a cartoon of a parachutist, but it's a different drawing in long shot. See more »


Lt. Robin Crusoe: [First lines] Dearest, sweet, thoughtful, understanding Jane, I know you won't believe this, sweetheart, but here goes anyway. You may recall, you and I were to be married a year ago last June. As I didn't turn up for the wedding, and so much time has gone by, I can imagine you have been wondering, ha ha, what happened.
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One of the most underrated Disney flicks ever! Wholesome family funniness.
18 August 2007 | by andreacubsSee all my reviews

This is an all time classic Disney flick, and TOTALLY underrated. I used to watch this all night long when I was sick. The humor and silliness of the film always made me feel better. Now, as an adult, I see so much more in the film. Of course you have Dick Van Dyke, who is a comic genius, who steals the show with his physical comedy, but underneath it, the film takes on some serious issues. I've used the film to teach about the women's rights movement in the USA, and even to explain the spread of democratic ideals, and the effect it can have on a society. Really! The most important thing is that this is a wholesome, family fun comedy. It makes hardened teenagers laugh, and I always get comments about how good it is. They always say "I thought it was going to be stupid, but it was really ________ (good, funny, cute, fun, fill in your own positive). High praise indeed! I was frequently told that "The guy from Mary Poppins is funny, but Floyd steals the show!" I absolutely recommend this flick. It is one of the all time best!

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29 July 1966 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA See more »


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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


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1.66 : 1
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