Video Release: April 1, 2014
Studio: Criterion Collection
- Runtime: 110 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
In this innovative retelling of Daniel Defoe's classic, the intrepid adventurer is a marooned astronaut who crash lands on Mars with his pet monkey in tow. He meets a runaway slave from an exotic planet, and the three use all their ingenuity and resources available to stay alive.
An entertaining interpretation of the classic Defoe story about an astronaut and his monkey.
Shot in Technicolor and Techniscope, in Death Valley, California. Technical adviser was Edward V. Ashburn. Film was originally released June 17, 1964 in Rhode Island; wide release in New York City August 27, 1964. Barney the Wooly Monkey played Mona. The Voyager Laserdisc #CC1336L includes original promotional artwork, the theatrical trailer, and audio commentary on the alternate track.