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

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Madame Vidal
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Jean Vidal
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Jacques Duval
William Elmer ...
Pierre
Wilhelm von Brincken ...
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Bud Sommers ...
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Baldy Biuddle ...
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Arturo Kobe ...
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Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

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A kiss that cannot be forgotten!

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3 November 1929 (USA)  »

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Condemned to Devil's Island  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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This is first of eight films on which both Samuel Goldwyn and Sidney Howard worked. The last was _Raffles (1940)_. See more »

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Song of the Condemned
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Written by Jack Meskill and Pete Wendling
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Steamy early talkie set in a tropical prison camp.
1 July 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

It has been thirty years since I've seen this film so the narrative is no longer with me. My memory tells me Colman is unjustly sentenced for a crime he does not commit and is sent to a tropical penal colony. Harding, as I recall, is the unhappy wife of the Warden. Well, you can guess the rest. These two expert actors do a wonderful job. Colman was nominated for an Oscar for this performance and deserved it. The cinematography is also quite stunning. It's been on television though never to my knowledge on video.


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