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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
George Coulouris ...
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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Even her Love was Primitive! UNTAMED! UNASHAMED! MERCILESS! 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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So it's not the Third Man, it's still a great movie
28 March 2000 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

This movie got short shrift critically, because it followed Carol Reed's three greatest films, "Odd Man Out," "The Fallen Idol," and "The Third Man." It's been a while since I saw it, but if you get a chance and you're a fan of Reed's adventurous filmmaking, check it out. A riveting performance by Trevor Howard -- this, plus his performances in 3rd Man and Brief Encounter show an astonishing range. Robert Morley is wonderful as well.

My most memorable moments that still haunt me years after I saw the film: Morley "singing" a lullaby to his daughter ("Schlaf, kindchen, Schlaf") as Howard approaches in the night -- and said daughter calling "Pig!" after Howard's character later in the same scene. The bonfire, and Morley's torture. And Howard spotting Kerima standing in the water among the posts -- beautiful photography.

An unjustly forgotten film. May it play at a repertory theater near you.


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