Film: Lt Robin Crusoe USN
"Dearest, sweet, thoughtful,
understanding Jane. I know you won't believe this, sweetheart, but here goes anyway. You may recall, you and I were to be married a year ago last June. As I didn't turn up for the wedding, and so much time has gone by, I can imagine you have been wondering, ha ha, what happened..."
—Crusoe (First lines)
A fun 1966 Disney
film starring Dick Van Dyke
. As the name suggests, this is a Robinson Crusoe story
, and as the star
suggests, it's purely done for the comedy
. Crusoe is a U.S. Navy pilot, whose fighter fails, forcing him to ditch somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. He braves the perils of survival in a life raft (accompanied by an oddly comprehensive instruction manual
) before being washed up on a deserted island. He meets his Man Friday in Floyd the Space Chimp, and his Girl Friday
(whom he names Wednesday). His survival of the elements is nothing compared to surviving Wednesday's dad, the headhunter chief...
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