6.4/10
261
11 user 2 critic

Condemned! (1929)

Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

Director:

Writers:

(written for the screen by), (founded upon book "Condemned to Devil's Island")
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, whose uncle is being held hostage by embezzlers.

Director: F. Richard Jones
Stars: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant
Cynara (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

London barrister's marriage is under strain after his affair with a shop-girl who is out to have him. Told in flashback.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry
What a Woman (1943)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A literary agent is pursued by the charming writer of a popular magazine while she attempts to sway one of her clients, a handsome but innocent college professor, to star in an upcoming movie based on his best-selling novel The Whirlwind.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Willard Parker
Arrowsmith (1931)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett
Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger
Pretty Baby (1950)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young working girl, trying to find a way to get a seat on the subway, takes along a baby doll to insure a way. She ends up getting stuck in a thick plot to sell an ad to a rich client who... See full summary »

Director: Bretaigne Windust
Stars: Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake, Zachary Scott
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, Allyn Joslyn
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Vagabond poet François Villon rises to high office in 1463 Paris.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ronald Coleman plays an MP addicted to drugs, and a double recruited to cover for him.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Ronald Colman, Elissa Landi, Juliette Compton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Jacques Duval
William Elmer ...
Pierre
Edit

Storyline

Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A kiss that cannot be forgotten!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 November 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condemned to Devil's Island  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(MovieTone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is first of eight films on which both Samuel Goldwyn and Sidney Howard worked. The last was Raffles (1939). See more »

Quotes

Madame Vidal: What have you done?
Jean Vidal: What have I done? Your lover tried to murder me!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The action takes place at the French Penal Colony in South America, commonly known as"Devil's Island." See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Condemned
(uncredited)
Written by Jack Meskill and Pete Wendling
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not all that believable, but some nice scenes and Digges is great
14 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

There is such an element of unreality to the idea that the warden at the Devil's Island penal colony would allow one of the inmates to act as a servant in his home and to be alone with his wife throughout the day, that you'll have to go into this movie suspending your disbelief. Ronald Colman is suave as the convict, and it's always a joy to see him, and here he is opposite Ann Harding, who varies between down to earth and over-emoting. The film does set the stage with some nice 'hard prison' scenes, including one of a man howling in solitary confinement, but next to Colman smooth-talking Harding, something seems off. Perhaps Colman is a little too debonair. On the other hand, the film is entertaining and worth seeing. I liked the supporting cast most, and thought that Dudley Digges turned in the best performance as the warden, angrily spewing his bile.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Star Wars' Creatures We Love

"The IMDb Show" breaks down the origins of some iconic Star Wars creatures. Plus, legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske explains the basics of lightsaber combat.

Watch now