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Isle of Fury (1936)

In the South Seas, Val Stevens and Lucille Gordon are getting married when a ship goes down offshore. Val rescues Captain Deever and passenger Eric Blacke. Later Eric saves Val from an ... See full summary »

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Lucille Gordon
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Eric Blake
E.E. Clive ...
Dr. Hardy
Paul Graetz ...
Captain Deever
Gordon Hart ...
Antvar 'Chris' Anderson
George Regas ...
Otar
Sidney Bracey ...
Sam
Tetsu Komai ...
Kim Lee
Miki Morita ...
Oh Kay
Houseley Stevenson ...
The Rector (as Housley Stevenson Sr.)
Frank Lackteen ...
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In the South Seas, Val Stevens and Lucille Gordon are getting married when a ship goes down offshore. Val rescues Captain Deever and passenger Eric Blacke. Later Eric saves Val from an octopus. Unknown as their friendship develops is the fact that Val is a fugitive and Eric is the detective sent to arrest him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Three in Eden  »

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The instrument upon which the musician is playing the Wedding March in the first scene is a type of Chinese violin called an Erhu. See more »

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Version of The Narrow Corner (1933) See more »

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Bogart tangles with a bad script and an octopus...
2 December 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Despite looking very much like a B-film and a rush job by Warner Bros. to produce an early Bogart film, ISLE OF FURY has enough intriguing elements in the story to make it worth watching if you're a Bogart fan. Even then, had enough presence to be worthy of better projects than this.

It's filmed on a small budget with a number of fake island sets except for a few outdoor scenes but gets off to a good start with a storm at sea and the introduction of a few strange characters. One of them is DONALD WOODS, rescued by Bogart's men from a storm when his boat is torn apart.

Woods takes an instant shine to Bogart's new wife (MARGARET LINDSAY) with just a suggestion that the relationship between Bogart and Woods hints at something in their past that neither wants to talk about. The romantic angle is handled awkwardly in the script and not played with much intensity by the trio involved.

The plot thickens and various incidents lead to a conclusion with but one surprising twist. Overall, the feeling is that the ending is more than a little abrupt without enough explanation about the characters or their motivations.

Strictly a surface telling of a story based on some original work by Somerset Maugham. None of the supporting roles are particularly well handled.


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