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The Island Monster (1954)
"Il mostro dell'isola" (original title)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  1957 (USA)
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An Italian government agent is assigned to break up a drug smuggling ring on the island of Ischia but his daughter is kidnapped by the gang.

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Don Gaetano
Franca Marzi ...
Gloria D'Auro (as Frana Marzi)
Renato Vicario ...
Ten. Mario Andreani
Patrizia Remiddi ...
Fiorella Andreani (as Patricia Remiddi)
Jole Fierro ...
Giulia
Carlo Duse ...
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Germana Paolieri ...
Adalgisa
Giuseppe Chinnici ...
Maresciallo Antonio Carcani
Giulio Battiferri ...
Il rapitore
Domenico De Nimmo ...
Uomo di Pozzuoli
Clara Gamberini ...
La contessa
Salvatore Scibetta ...
Col. Della Finanza
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Direttore 'Sirena'
Gianni Breschi
Bruna Camerini
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An Italian government agent is assigned to break up a drug smuggling ring on the island of Ischia but his daughter is kidnapped by the gang.

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Absolutely Boris Karloff's Worst Film Ever
20 October 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

MORD39 RATING: 0 out of ****

I caught this foreign dud as a kid on television, under the alternate title of THE ISLAND MONSTER. It is without a doubt the lowest ebb of Karloff's career.

Those expecting a horror film will be dumbfounded, as this bomb is about a criminal dealing with drug smuggling (as far as I can tell) and kidnapping a little girl. I've seen my share of badly dubbed movies, from the Godzilla features to the European horror imports...but this one wins the award for all-time lousiest dubbing in a foreign film. Karloff didn't dub his own character, but the guy who did sounds like he's doing a cheap Boris impression! The voice of the distressed little girl must have been dubbed by a woman in her thirties or forties...it's a riot!!!

I guess if you want to laugh at the terrible English version, you can get a giggle or two out of this. It's not an easy film to find, but rest assured that if you never see it you shouldn't lose too much sleep; it's so atrocious that it makes the last bunch of Mexican features that Boris and Jack Hill worked on look like classics.


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