Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)

93 mins | Adventure | 1964

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HISTORY

Filmed on location at Anchor Bay, ... More Less

Filmed on location at Anchor Bay, California. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
In charge of prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Stills
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Matte artist
Main titles
MAKEUP
Makeup
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Scr supv
Coöp
"Rontu" trained by
Birds trained by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (Boston, 1960).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Dallas opening: 4 June 1964
Copyright Claimant:
Robert B. Radnitz Productions
Copyright Date:
25 July 1964
Copyright Number:
LP32762
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color by Pathé
Duration(in mins):
93
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In 1835, a group of white hunters slay most of an Indian tribe inhabiting an island off California, forcing the survivors to flee the island. Young Karana, realizing that her 6-year-old brother, Ramo, has been left behind, returns to the island. Karana and Ramo are left alone, menaced by a pack of wild dogs. The most ferocious of the dogs kills Ramo, and Karana teaches herself archery and hunts the dog. She puts an arrow in its chest but then takes pity on the animal and nurses it back to health. She and the dog, whom she names Rontu, become fast friends. When another group of hunters come to the island, Karana hides, and although Tutok, a girl in the group, finds her and tries to befriend her, Karana refuses to trust anyone. Years pass, and Rontu dies of old age. Karana finds a puppy and names him Rontu-Aru--son of Rontu. Later, a boat carrying a missionary arrives, and this time Karana decides to trust the strangers. Taking her pets, Rontu-Aru, an otter, and some wild birds she has trained, she leaves the ... +


In 1835, a group of white hunters slay most of an Indian tribe inhabiting an island off California, forcing the survivors to flee the island. Young Karana, realizing that her 6-year-old brother, Ramo, has been left behind, returns to the island. Karana and Ramo are left alone, menaced by a pack of wild dogs. The most ferocious of the dogs kills Ramo, and Karana teaches herself archery and hunts the dog. She puts an arrow in its chest but then takes pity on the animal and nurses it back to health. She and the dog, whom she names Rontu, become fast friends. When another group of hunters come to the island, Karana hides, and although Tutok, a girl in the group, finds her and tries to befriend her, Karana refuses to trust anyone. Years pass, and Rontu dies of old age. Karana finds a puppy and names him Rontu-Aru--son of Rontu. Later, a boat carrying a missionary arrives, and this time Karana decides to trust the strangers. Taking her pets, Rontu-Aru, an otter, and some wild birds she has trained, she leaves the island. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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