Ib Melchior, Screenwriter on ‘Robinson Crusoe on Mars,’ Dies at 97

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Very sad news for me. Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a classic and one of my favorite childhood memories from late night TV. On the wall of my office is a still from the film of the two leads and I’m thrilled to say it is autographed by both Paul Mantee and Victor Lundin. It’s a prized possession.

Ib Melchior, Screenwriter for this classic has passed away.

If you have never seen Robinson Crusoe On Mars, the Criterion Collection edition is EXQUISITE.

Here’s a link to the Hollywood Reporter story on Melchior and his career:

Ib Melchior, Screenwriter on ‘Robinson Crusoe on Mars,’ Dies at 97