Saturday, December 26, 2015

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) - (Paul Mantee) Australian Day Bill

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) - (Paul Mantee) Australian Day Bill

This is a 13" x 27" Australian hand litho daybill for the 1964 Byron Haskin film Robinson Crusoe on Mars, adapted from the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, based on a screenplay by Ib Melchior and John C. Higgins and starring Paul Mantee as Commander Christopher 'Kit' Draper. Plot Summary: Commander Draper is forced to land on Mars in an escape pod due to a fuel emergency on his mother ship; he loses the other member of his crew, Colonel Dan McReady, [Adam West] who is killed when his escape pod crashes. His only remaining companion is Mona, a flight-test monkey who has survived the crash in McReady's pod. He later rescues a slave [Victor Lundin] being held on an alien spacecraft; he names his new companion Friday and begins teaching him English. In return, Friday shares his supply of oxygen pills with Kit.

Cast and crew: Adam West, Daniel Defoe, Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Aubrey Schenck, Byron Haskin, Ib Melchior, John Higgins

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