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      Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.

      G Released Jun 29, 1966 1h 50m Kids & Family Comedy List
      Reviews 41% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A Navy pilot (Dick Van Dyke) is marooned on an island with a headhunter's (Akim Tamiroff) daughter (Nancy Kwan) and outcast tribal women. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Tony Mastroianni Cleveland Press Regardless who is on screen, the chimp steals the movie. Apr 5, 2019 Full Review TV Guide The story is credited to "Retlaw Yensid," which is backward for Walter Disney. His name is not the only backward thing here. Rated: 1/4 Apr 3, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      r 9 Odd, not in a good way. In a lot of parts, 'Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N.' does feel like a retread of 1960's 'Swiss Family Robinson' - the plot has differences, but you could possibly make a case for it being a paint job on that aforementioned film. Too cynical? Probably. For a comedy, there's a real lack of entertainment and humour. I don't think I laughed once. As for the cast, Dick Van Dyke is the best part of this film, though his character is rather forgettable. Nancy Kwan is decent but hardly gets to show off any of her acting abilities to be honest. I'm not sure I entirely get the message, either. Women's rights? The ending, which kinda comes out of nowhere, goes against that. As a whole, this is too slow paced and uninteresting for me. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Silliness from the man who could contort better than Jim Carrey. Several great skits stitched together to make an entertaining kids film and nearly tantalize mom & dad with what might happen on a tropical island with beautiful & interesting natives. I would rate this as a half-notch below Bednobs which was a full notch below Poppins or Chitty. Overall this film is equal to the Love Bug sequels: a bit mediocre and without a properly heart-warming/tear-jerking moment but worth watching once with each grandchild. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Light but quite enjoyable Disney fare. Dick Van Dyke plays Lt. Robin Crusoe and with a name like that, he is destined to be marooned on a desert island. Van Dyke is along for only a short time before he encounters island girl Nancy Kwan, who has been banished by her father from their tribe. Van Dyke is his usual likable self and there are some hints at romance between him and the beautiful Kwan. However, SPOILER ALERT!, once Van Dyke has a chance to live in the islands and marry Kwan, he chooses to get rescued and leave the island behind in stead for his unseen girls back home. I was pretty stunned the film didn't end with Van Dyke and Kwan together, either on the island or him taking her back to "civilization" but struck me later that this ending was a product of racist views at the time which could never see all-American Van Dyke marrying anyone who's skin color isn't the same as Mary Tyler Moore. Outside of that unexpected bit of old fashioned Hollywood racism (along with the expected condescension towards native people that was was already expecting and got), it's a pretty enjoyable film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review s r Silly, but fun. Not one of The Disney's best. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Geared to the kiddies and on that level an okay comedy. A pair of editing shears would have helped a great deal, the movie's at least 15 minutes too long. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member An adventure comedy led by Dick Van Dyke. It's silly Disney fun. It's not one of my favorites, but is better than given credit for. (First viewing - 9/22/2010) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A Navy pilot (Dick Van Dyke) is marooned on an island with a headhunter's (Akim Tamiroff) daughter (Nancy Kwan) and outcast tribal women.
      Director
      Byron Paul
      Producer
      Bill Walsh, Ron Miller
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Distribution Co. Inc.
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 29, 1966, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 50m
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