Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N (1966 Movie)

“Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.” is a Disney live-action adventure comedy film released in 1966. It is a comedic twist on the classic story of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The movie is directed by Byron Paul and stars Dick Van Dyke in the lead role.

The story revolves around Lt. Robin Crusoe, a U.S. Navy pilot, who crash-lands on a deserted island in the South Pacific during a routine mission. After surviving the crash, Robin finds himself all alone on the island and has to adapt to the harsh conditions to survive. With his military training and resourcefulness, he manages to build shelter, find food, and tame a wild bird named Tuesday to keep him company.

As time passes, Robin discovers that he is not the only one stranded on the island. He encounters a native girl named Wednesday, played by Nancy Kwan, who had also been marooned there. The two eventually form a friendship and help each other navigate the challenges of island life.

Throughout the film, Robin uses his military ingenuity to create various inventions and contraptions to make life on the island more comfortable. He also uses his piloting skills to build a makeshift aircraft with the hope of escaping the island and returning to civilization.

As the story progresses, Robin and Wednesday face a series of humorous and adventurous situations, including encounters with wild animals and pirates. Their adventures and camaraderie form the heart of the film.

“Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.” is a light-hearted family-friendly film that combines humor, adventure, and a touch of romance. It showcases Dick Van Dyke’s comedic talents and charm, making it an entertaining watch for audiences of all ages.

The film received mixed reviews from critics but found moderate success at the box office. Over the years, it has become a cult classic and remains a nostalgic favorite for fans of Disney’s live-action films from the 1960s. While not one of Disney’s most famous films, “Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.” is still fondly remembered by those who have enjoyed its playful and whimsical take on the classic desert island tale.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $22.56 million
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  • Dick Van Dyke: Lt. Robin Crusoe
  • Nancy Kwan: Wednesday
  • Akim Tamiroff: Tanamashu
  • Arthur Malet: Umbrella Man
  • Tyler McVey: Captain
  • Peter Renaday: Pilot
  • Peter Duryea: Co-Pilot
  • John Dennis: Crew Chief
  • Nancy Hsueh: Native Girl 1
  • Victoria Young: Native Girl 2
  • Yvonne Ribuca: Native Girl 3
  • Bebe Louie: Native Girl 4
  • Lucia Valero: Native Girl 5


  • Director: Byron Paul
  • Producers: Ron W. Miller, Bill Walsh and Walt Disney

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