You don't really need to ask what this film is about. The plot, in it's entirety, is in the films title. It really is the original Robinson Crusoe storyline but set on Mars rather than a desert island. And what's more, if memory serves me well, it really is rather good.
Commander Kit Draper and Colonel Dan McReady are in orbit around Mars when a malfunction forces them to eject with only Draper and his pet monkey surviving the landing. Draper, played by Paul Mantee, then has to learn to survive in this alien world fighting his own thirst, hunger, madness and even hostile alien slavers.
I would love to watch this again but until then I'll stoke the memories with these images and let you know that we'll be back this way again to examine some specifics of the film in future posts.