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Mercy Island (1941)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 10 October 1941 (USA)
A young man takes his wife and an old friend on what they believe will be a relaxing fishing trip in the Florda Keys. What they don't know is that the husband is mentally unbalanced and ... See full summary »

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A young man takes his wife and an old friend on what they believe will be a relaxing fishing trip in the Florda Keys. What they don't know is that the husband is mentally unbalanced and imagines his wife and friend are having an affair. His plans for them are interrupted when they come upon a man hiding out in the Keys, who is a doctor on the run from the law for a crime he didn't commit. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Ilha do Ódio  »

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Melodramatic pot boiler set in the Florida Keys

Republic's MERCY ISLAND is a melodrama with more plot than the average potboiler. A young couple take an old friend fishing in Florida and the male of the couple, Warren Ramsey (Ray Middleton), forces them into the dreaded keys where one can get lost easily. Seems this mild-mannered young male is psychotic (funny, no one noticed before) and they come upon a fugitive from justice, Dr. Sanderson (Otto Kruger), who is really innocent, and our Warren at first becomes obsessed with bringing him back to trial and clearing his name, and then as he descends into schizophrenic dementia, he decides to persecute him. In the course of things he alienates his wife and friend (accusing them of an affair) and goes steadily down hill until nature in the form of a hungry alligator is called upon to set things right and eat the nasty man. This is a program filler, quickly paced and competently acted by all. The atmospheric musical score, at times lushly romantic and at times mysterious and sinister, is quite good and deserved its Oscar nomination. There is some nice underwater cinematography. Terry Kilburn, the lead boy in GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS, provides the adolescent audience with someone to root for. The rest of the cast is okay. The back projection is quite bad.


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