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Unknown Island (1948)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Romance  |  15 October 1948 (USA)
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Adventure-seeker Ted Osborne has convinced his finacee Carole to finance his expedition to an uncharted South Pacific island supposedly populated with dinosaurs. Piloting their ship is ... See full summary »

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Crewman Edwards (as Daniel White)
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Adventure-seeker Ted Osborne has convinced his finacee Carole to finance his expedition to an uncharted South Pacific island supposedly populated with dinosaurs. Piloting their ship is Captain Tarnowski, a ruthless alcoholic suffering from malaria- induced bouts of insanity. When they arrive at the island, they discover that the stories they have heard are all true. Will they survive to tell anyone what they've found? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Spectacular! LIVING MONSTERS OF PRE-HISTORY Alive BEFORE YOUR EYES - IN A HIDDEN ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC! See more »


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Het onbekende eiland  »

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All the footage of the principal actors was shot on sound stages at General Service Studios (now Hollywood Center Studios). Only the second unit filming dinosaurs and sloth in Palmdale, Corriganville, and the beach, were on location. All shots of the principals and monsters in the same shot were achieved with rear projection effects. See more »

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[first lines]
Ted Osborne: I hate bringing you to a place like this, Carol.
Carole Lane: Don't be silly, Ted. I've been in worse places in New York and I had to pay a cover charge too. Only there, it's called Slumming. I'll survive and love it.
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Kinda Scary!
11 November 2000 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Given the slick computer assisted graphics seen in Jurassic Park and the like, the sight of wobbly dinosaurs and a gorilla-like giant sloth will likely provoke more laughter than anxiety this days. But, the monsters gave me bad dreams for months-- nay, years!! after seeing this movie. A classic adventure tale of a lost island that has perserved a haven for dinosaurs. Pretty amazing stuff...for a kid in 1948.


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