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Robinson Crusoe on Mars Details


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. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi

  • Release date:December 11, 1964


Paul Mantee
as Cmdr. Christopher "Kit" Draper
Vic Lundin
as Friday
Adam West
as Col. Dan McReady


Byron Haskin
Aubrey Schenk
Aubrey Schenck
Daniel Defoe
Book Author
Winton Hoch
Fred Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Terrell O. Morse
Arthur Lonergan
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Harold Lewis
Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Jacobson
First Assistant Director
Wally Westmore
Bud Bashaw