Friday, March 14, 2014

MISS ROBIN CRUSOE / Eastern Productions (II) - 1954

It's Friday the 14th with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We have a flick starring Amanda Blake (Miss Kitty from GUNSMOKE) playing the title character in a low-budget, female version of the Daniel Defoe classic. Robin is the survivor of a shipwreck whose lifeboat beaches on an island. Also starring are George Nader (who was in the awesome ROBOT MONSTER a year earlier) as Jonathan and Rosalind (SERPENT ISLAND) Hayes as Friday. One tagline reads... In the annals of strange adventure none more astounding...more amazing!!!

Eegah!! sent over a lil' soundclip with some narration and jungle drums from this movie for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the atomic shrunken head, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's a taste of... MISS ROBIN CRUSOE!

The story begins with the narrator giving a rundown of the events leading to the capsize of the ship at sea.

A pirate dude finds Robin washed up on the shore. When he tries to take advantage of her, she runs to the top of a cliff and kicks him over the edge when he grabs her!!

Robin has to do everything it takes to survive on the island, including hunting for food and constructing her own treehouse!

She hears jungle drums in the distance and finds some natives ready to sacrifice a girl, who she saves and names, what else... Friday!

Friday shows Robin how to milk a goat (something Eegah!! knows a little about) and helps her make some more appropriate jungle attire.

Handsone hunk, Jonathan, washes up on shore, another victim of a shipwreck. Robin immediately lets him know who the boss of the island is by binding his hands!

On a moonlit night, Friday jealously watches as Robin and Jonathan sit together in a romantic setting.

The spell is broken when Jonathan kisses Robin, she gets furious, so, he has to pick up his marbles and goes back to his place.

Jonathan gets back to the island after he went out in the lifeboat and flagged down a passing ship, then, it's an all out attack from the hostile natives!

The ship saves the day with cannon balls fired at the natives, and, the three are safely rescued from the island! Tune in tomorrow, I think Eegah!! has something up his sleeve...

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