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Robinson Crusoe On Mars

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Byron Haskin

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About the Movie

Spun from Daniel DeFoe's tale of the titular character, this sci-fi story involves a spaceship commander, Chris Draper (Paul Mantee) in a similar situation to the original Robinson Crusoe — but rather than being stranded on an island, our hero is on a hostile planet. Draper, Colonel Dan McReady (Adam West), and a test monkey look as if they are going to collide with a meteor. Draper and the chimp are able to eject themselves from the vessel, but McReady is not so lucky. The two survivors safely land on Mars and figure out how to breathe, drink, and eat on the inhospitable planet. After some time, Draper crosses paths with a human, Friday, who has recently escaped slavery on an alien planet. As the two find a means of communication, they become friends. They soon work together to survive the incredible odds, including an alien attack and meteorological phenomena. Filmed on location in California's Death Valley, this impressive feature owes much to cinematographer Winton C. Hoch and special effects master Lawrence W. Butler.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 16
  • Fresh: 15
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: While Robinson Crusoe on Mars is more a kitsch curio than a classic movie, there is much entertainment to be had comparing this 1964 story of "a lone astronaut pitted against all odds beyond this Earth" with The Martian. – Kate Muir, Times (UK), Nov 12, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Robinson Crusoe On Mars

This has always been one of my favorite sci fi movies. Paul Mantee turns out a great performance; being very respectful to the sci fi genre. This is not a cheesy movie but a well-acted movie with a good script and believable scenery and effects for its day. Remember, this is from 1964.

Great movie I seen as a kid in the Theater

Great movie, seen it as a kid in the theater and just bought it on Itunes. It is when a movie had great plots and the special effects are not so bad for its time either. If you are into old sci fi movies this is one of the best.

Loved It!

I remember going to a drive-in in the back of my aunt's bat-finned Plymouth as a kid in my pajamas, her backing up over the hump adjacent to the speaker, opening the back door and laying on my pillow to watch this movie. I still get excited not only about the movie, but the memories. It's a classic in the true sense. A must have for everyone with knowledge of "where we were" vs. where we are. An innocent view of Mars at best, but we all were once. So sit back, pop this in, and remember when....