Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N. is a comedic treatment of Danel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. Walt Disney Studios wrote and released the movie. Dick Van Dyke is featured in the starring role. Van Dyke plays a U.S. naval pilot who becomes stranded on a deserted island. He is forced to eject from his F-8 Crusader while flying a routine mission. After several days at sea he ends up on an uninhabited island. Van Dyke’s sidekick in the movie is a NASA astro-chimp named Floyd. The movie pokes fun at the Crusoe legend by having the Van Dyke version of the story live in high style on his island. Crusoe constructs a Japanese pavilion, his own gold course, and an elaborate mail delivery system. He uses the latter to send messages in bottles to his fiancé. Crusoe eventually discovers that his island is inhabited by a beautiful girl whom he names Wednesday. The move is a typical ‘60s spoof that Van Dyke fans will enjoy.