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Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  15 August 1943 (USA)
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The owner of a seedy dive and brothel on a South Seas island meets two treasure hunters looking for a sunken ship with a $3-million cargo of gold. She persuades them to let her in on the ... See full summary »

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The owner of a seedy dive and brothel on a South Seas island meets two treasure hunters looking for a sunken ship with a $3-million cargo of gold. She persuades them to let her in on the deal. Complications ensue because of intrigue, double-crosses and an approaching violent monsoon. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Tidal wave of torrid romance and thrills in the South Seas!


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| (2004 National Film Museum Incorporated print ) | (copyright length)

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The 2004 National Film Museum Incorporated print is missing the director credit as well as 8 minutes of running time. See more »

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The divers obviously squat on their knees as they descend into the water of a studio tank. See more »

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Marge Willison: Now remember, I want a lot of costumers around those roulette tables tonight. You girls didn't do so well last time. So keep the wheel spinning and the ivories rolling and remember - all rough stuff is taboo.
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South Seas hunt for sunken treasure
3 June 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Had I known who the romantic leads are in this film I would have made it a point to see it years ago. How often do you get the opportunity to see Gale Sondergaard and John Carradine play characters better suited to Humprhey Bogart and Lauren Bacall? ISLE OF FORGOTTEN SINS is a thoroughly enjoyable South Seas adventure with Carradine and Sondergaard, cast completely against type, doing terrific work for low budget miracle worker Edgar G. Ulmer. Add Frank Fenton as Carradine's battling buddy, Sidney Toler as their jovial adversary, Rik Vallin as Toler's classical piano-playing second mate and Veda Ann Borg as a treacherous native girl, clever use of a puppet (!) for the deep sea diving scenes and a climactic monsoon -- what more do you need?

NOTE: The running time of this film is usually listed as 82 minutes. The video print I watched (from VCI Video) ran 76 minutes, and did not appear to be missing anything major.


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