Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)

A Girl's Incredible Adventure on a Lost Island!

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, History
  • Release Date: 1964-09-10
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 10 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: James B. Clark
star 6.2/10
From 10 Ratings


Based on the beloved book by Scott O'Dell, this family movie tells the adventures of a young Native American girl. After her father is killed by a malevolent white trapper, Karana joins her community as they leave their island home in the Pacific to live on the mainland. Upon her departure, Karana realizes that her brother has been left behind. She immediately swims back to be with him and the two remain on the abandoned island. Though Karana is able to domesticate a wolf, her brother is not so fortunate with the animals and is killed by a pack of wild dogs. She is left to survive against the odds.

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  • Celia Milius

    as Karana (as Celia Kaye)
  • Larry Domasin

    as Ramo
  • Ann Daniel

    as Tutok
  • Carlos Romero

    as Chowig
  • George Kennedy

    as Aleut Captain
  • Hal Jon Norman

    as Kimki
  • Julie Payne

    as Lurai
  • Martín Garralaga

    as The Priest
  • Junior

    as Rontu
Directing James B. Clark Director
Editing Ted J. Kent Editor
Costume & Make-Up Rosemary Odell Costume Design
Writing Scott O'Dell Novel
Art Alexander Golitzen Art Direction
Art Oliver Emert Set Decoration
Art George C. Webb Art Direction
Production Robert B. Radnitz Producer
Camera Leo Tover Director of Photography
Sound Paul Sawtell Music
Sound Joseph Gershenson Music Supervisor
Sound Waldon O. Watson Sound
Sound Joe Lapis Sound
Production Frank Weatherwax Trainee Production Coordinator
Production Terence Nelson Unit Production Manager
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
Visual Effects Pacific Title Visual Effects
Production Ray Berwick Trainee Production Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Larry Germain Hairstylist
Directing Phil Bowles Assistant Director
Writing Ted Sherdeman Screenplay
Writing Jane Klove Screenplay