Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)

A Girl's Incredible Adventure on a Lost Island!

  • Genre: Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 1964-09-10
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 8 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 8 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
  • Larry Domasin

    as Ramo
  • Ann Daniel

    as Tutok
  • George Kennedy

    as Aleut Captain
  • Hal John Norman

    as Kimki
  • Martín Garralaga

    as The Priest
  • Alex Montoya

    as Spanish Captain
  • Carlos Romero

    as Chowig
Editing Ted J. Kent Editor
Sound Paul Sawtell Original Music Composer
Camera Leo Tover Director of Photography
Art Alexander Golitzen Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Rosemary Odell Costume Design
Art Oliver Emert Set Decoration
Directing James B. Clark Director
Writing Ted Sherdeman Writer
Writing Jane Klove Writer
Production Robert B. Radnitz Producer
Writing Scott O'Dell Novel
Art George C. Webb Art Direction