Defoe's classic is brought to the screen again with color and action by Tepeyac Productions in Mexico. It is well done in a pedestrian sort of way but lacks cast marquee appeal. Dan O'Herlihy in the title role is convincing, but contributes no brilliant scenes to more his audiences and dramatize the emotional aspects of the castaway's situation. While there are few spots it cannot play, it is especially suitable for children's matinees and family drive-ins. The story is very much the same as the familiar one which has thrilled youngsters for two centuries. Adults who have read it will be curious and exploitation angles are legion for adroit showmen. Luis Bunuel directed.
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