Near the turn of the century, John, his wife Maidi and their young son David are shipwrecked on a remote island. Resigned to the fact they may never be rescued, John teaches David how to survive on his own, and instills in him a macho philosophy that the strong will always defeat the weak. As the years pass, David grows to adulthood, and he begins formulating his own interpretation of his father’s teachings — as the stronger man, he is now ruler of the island, and that the island’s only woman should rightfully be his.
Director: George C. Scott.
Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, John David Carson, Lee Montgomery.