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Isle of the Dead (1945)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  1 September 1945 (USA)
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Mary St. Aubyn
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Albrecht (as Jason Robards)
Ernst Deutsch ...
Dr. Drossos (as Ernst Dorian)
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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A Ilha dos Mortos  »

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Rose Hobart was cast in the film, but Boris Karloff became ill and the production had to be shut down until he recovered. By the time he returned, she was already working on another film and was replaced. However, Hobart said in a 1984 interview that she can still recognize herself in long shots. See more »

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Albrecht refers to Hermes as the god of medicine. In Greek mythology, Asclepius was the god of medicine. In terms of medical support, Hermes' assistance was sought by runners or any athletes with injuries. See more »

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Thea: Laws can be wrong, and laws can be cruel, and the people who live only by the law are both wrong and cruel.
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Under-appreciated gem
24 October 2000 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully atmospheric film with a unique sense of place and well-drawn characters. Karloff's performance here is excellent, yet very different from his work in other films. You may be disappointed if you go in expecting something like his horror classics for Universal. This one is suggestive rather than shocking, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes the subtle horrors of Cat People, The Innocents, or even Rosemary's Baby. Because of its literate script and interesting character development, Isle of the Dead may also appeal to others who don't usually like horror.


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