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Island of the Blue Dolphins

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1964
  • James B Clark
  • 99 mins
  • U

Summary

The story of a Native American girl, abandoned on a tiny island, who is protected by a wild dog.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A Disney-style children's film about an native American girl forced to leave her home on an island off the California coast, after her father is murdered by white trappers. She goes back to save her brother but, when he falls prey to wild animals, she is left alone there with just a wild dog for company. Despite some weaknesses, this is well above average for its type and has hints of Nanook of the North and Tabu. The girl, who carries the entire movie virtually wordlessly, is played by screen debutante Celia Kaye who later became the wife of John Milius, the co-writer of Apocalypse Now and the director of surfing classic Big Wednesday.

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Credits

Cast

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KaranaCelia Kaye
RamoLarry Domasin
TutokAnn Daniel
Aleut captainGeorge Kennedy
ChowigCarlos Romero
KimkiHal Jon Norman
The priestMartin Garralaga
Spanish captainAlex Montoya

Crew

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DirectorJames B Clark

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Languages
English | Spanish
Formats
Colour
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