MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,718 this week

Island in the Sky (1938)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1 April 1938 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 58 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 4281 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 59 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Island in the Sky (1938)

Island in the Sky (1938) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Island in the Sky.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II. Frankie O'Neill visits his lower-class dysfunctional family; Nico Kantaylis visits his pregnant fiancée; and the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne
Stars: Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, Jeffrey Hunter
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young lawyer is unable to get the Pembertons to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Ann Sothern, Jack Haley, Mary Boland
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Dennis O'Keefe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: Dan Dailey, Joanne Dru, Richard Hylton
Backlash (1947)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man tries to frame his wife for a murder that he has committed.

Director: Eugene Forde
Stars: Jean Rogers, Richard Travis, Larry J. Blake
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Adam Miller and Lee Sullivan both lay claim to a beach house for student boarders. Problems arise when both boys and girls show up to live there. They're soothed by the music of Sonny and ... See full summary »

Director: Maury Dexter
Stars: Frankie Randall, Sherry Jackson, Gayle Caldwell
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Alice Faye, Adolphe Menjou, Gregory Ratoff
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Walter Brennan, Jeanne Crain, Charlotte Greenwood
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the Korean War Lt. Sam Pryor volunteers his platoon to escort Greek troops to perform a reconnaissance mission behind Communist lines. Due to his Greek heritage Pryor is initially ... See full summary »

Director: Robert D. Webb
Stars: Victor Mature, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Outlaw Brett Stanton and his gang, which includes his brother, Gar,ride into Carson City, Nevada, which is filled with people who have come there from all over to see the Heavyweight ... See full summary »

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson, Richard Boone
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Julie Hayes
Michael Whalen ...
Michael Fraser
Paul Kelly ...
Doyle
Robert Kellard ...
Peter Vincent
June Storey ...
Lucy Rhodes
Paul Hurst ...
Happy
...
Marty Butler
Willard Robertson ...
Walter Rhodes
George Humbert ...
Trompas
Aggie Herring ...
Mrs. O'Shea
Charles D. Brown ...
Inspector Whitehead
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Segredo do Forçado  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
murder mystery with good cast
1 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The face is 59-years younger, but it's impossible not to recognize Titanic's Gloria Stuart - those huge, beautiful blue eyes are unmistakable. Stuart stars here in "Island in the Sky," a 1938 film also starring Michael Whelan, Paul Kelly, Paul Hurst, and Leon Ames. Stuart plays the secretary-fiancé of the D.A. (Whelan), and she's upset over the recent guilty verdict of a young man (Robert Kellard), who's set to get the chair. She decides to look into his case herself, not only to help him, but his agonized fiancé.

Director Leeds keeps this film going at a good pace, and it's a involving mystery with good acting and some nice comic moments.

This was probably a B film, given its length, and though Universal and 20th Century Fox promised Stuart big things, neither studio came through. It's a shame because Stuart is very likable here, as well as pretty and glamorous. The actress turned to the stage and retired in the 1940s, becoming an artist. She returned to acting in the 1980s. Then in 1997 came Titanic and an Oscar nomination. It's fun to see the young Stuart, who turns 100 this year, and it's great that TCM shows her earlier films from time to time.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Island in the Sky (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?