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Outcast of the Islands (1951)

A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.

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Captain Tom Lingard
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Peter Willems
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Elmer Almayer
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Mrs. Almayer
Kerima ...
Aissa
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Babalatchi
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Vinck (as Wilfred Hyde White)
Frederick Valk ...
Hudig
Betty Ann Davies ...
Mrs. Williams
Dharma Emmanuel ...
Ali
Peter Illing ...
Alagappan
A.V. Bramble ...
Badavi
Annabel Morley ...
Nina Almayer
James Kenney ...
Ramsey
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A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.

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The Soul of a SAVAGE... in the Soft, Beautiful body of a WOMAN! See more »

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11 July 1952 (USA)  »

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Der Verdammte der Inseln  »

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Carol Reed originally wanted Stewart Granger to star. See more »

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When Aissa confronts Lingard as he searches for Willems, she meets him with a rock in her right hand. The next shot shows her crouching down with her right hand rubbing her abdomen - the rock has vanished. See more »

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Offbeat treatment of Joseph Conrad's story has greatness
6 February 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

As art I rate this the single greatest movie I've ever seen. Not for those with a weak stomach. An incredible performance by Robert Morley as a man driven insane by hate. The hatred is directed at Trevor Howard who's inner demons lead him to destruction. This film has a cast of cannibalistic natives who consider murder a recreational sport.


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