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

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Claire Martel
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Joel Grant / Joseph Elmer
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Dr. Victor Martel
Victor Kilian ...
Guissart
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Commandant
Dick Curtis ...
Jules
John Tyrrell ...
Gerault
Eddie Laughton ...
Brisson
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Quarry Guard
Robert Warwick ...
Governor
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Drama

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4 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes en la isla del diablo  »

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1.37 : 1
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An exquisite Lew Landers's rare gem

I looked for this film since many years now. And unlike many others I search too, this one is really worth the waiting. I watched it in a superb quality DVD from a 16mm print. It looked like a TV taping off. This story of a hero sent to hard labor prison farm - Devil's Island - may sound familiar for many movie buffs. Many B pictures already told us such tales. But this one is among most of them.

The first officer of a freight cargo accidentally kills his captain and is sent to Devil's Island, where strange and horrible things happen with the prisoners. You also may find some analogy with the Nazi disgusting medical works in concentration camps. But, at this time, in 1941, who was aware of this? So, we may guess that's only a dark hazard to tell such details on screen.

The love affair with the unavoidable gal doesn't spoil the film.

Fortunately.

Plenty of rhythm and action. Get it at all costs.


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