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I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island (1941)

 -  Drama  -  4 August 1941 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Claire Martel
Donald Woods ...
Joel Grant / Joseph Elmer
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Dr. Victor Martel
Victor Kilian ...
Charles Halton ...
Dick Curtis ...
John Tyrrell ...
Eddie Laughton ...
Edmund Cobb ...
Quarry Guard
Robert Warwick ...


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How come a lovely girl lands up on Devil's Island? Simple! All she has to do is marry the prison doctor,
21 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

So how do you beat the rap if you're a prisoner on Devil's Island who deserves to be a prisoner on Devil's Island? Simple! You just wait until the Prison Governor is visiting the island and then you pray (1) that the prison's chief warden and the medical officer are not only corrupt but are making a fortune by selling all the island prison's medical supplies on the mainland; that (2) a really infectious disease to which you and the governor and his staff are immune, breaks out; that (3) this all occurs during a vicious storm in which the island is cut off from the mainland; and that although you have no knowledge of medicine, you are just a natural-born doctor who can save lives at the flick of a wrist! See, it's simple, if you know how and just wait forty or fifty years for the right combination of circumstances to occur. In the movie, of course, it all takes just a few months. As might be expected, hero Donald Woods does absolutely nothing to make the preposterous script even mildly realistic. Lovely Sally Eilers fares a bit better, but it takes a couple of inveterate baddies in Charles Halton and Eduardo Ciannelli to bring a bit of class and even momentary believability to this Lew Landers' "B". Formerly available on an excellent VintageFilmBuff DVD.

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