Robinson Crusoe on Mars Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 7126

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 19

Theatrical Release Date: 06/01/1964

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Byron Haskin

Actors: Adam West, Victor Lundin, Paul Mantee

Plot: When his spaceship crash-lands on Mars, astronaut Kit Draper must figure out how to survive on the barren, lifeless planet with only a monkey to keep him company. As Draper searches for food, water and oxygen, he eventually discovers that the dead planet may actually harbor life - but it's not clear whether the Martians are friends or foes.

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Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 10/28/2012

Usual offering from B-level sci-fi of the 60's. This one has good special f/x and a decent premise, but not much in terms of story/plot.

Rating of
1/4

SIngli6 - wrote on 06/25/2011

Made at a time where Cecil B. Demille was considered an auteur, 'Robinson Crusoe on Mars' represents the death throes of an age of sci-fi filmmaking where flamboyant studio artifice ruled over pragmatic real-life designs, merit of performance was measured according to camp theatricality and trenchant delivery of verbose soliloquies, and imperialistic, gung-ho American values of a type that would give an ultra-conservative Republican a wet-dream were openly - belligerently - embraced. In other words, this film is the very incarnation of the dark ages of sci-fi cinema. Watch if you dare.

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Rating of
2.5/4

The film title sums it up quite nicely.

Indyfreak - wrote on 09/30/2019

This science fiction adventure plays out as a more pulpy version of Ridley Scott's The Martian. Plus there's an adorable monkey sidekick who is the highlight of the movie.
Paul Mantee is...fine in the lead part He's not wooden and displays some ingenuity as a modern Robinson Crusoe, but you wish someone more charismatic was cast. Like his castmate Batman himself, Adam West, who in his limited screentime makes the most of it.
The location shots and matte paintings demonstrate creativity on director Byron Haskin's part since it was an independent production. Some outdoor scenes look downright eerie.
It's certainly a lower budget exercise but it doesn't look lousy. And more importantly, it takes itself as serious as it has to for the audience to remain interested. It's too bad they …

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