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1957 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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DVD Releases: Wizard of Box Sets
 (From Dread Central. 18 August 2008, 1:13 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Boris Karloff ... 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 ... Foster
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Direttore 'Sirena'
Gianni Breschi
Bruna Camerini
Alberto D'Amario ... Morozzi
Angelo Dessy ... Un contrabandiere
Kitty Vinciguerra

Directed by
Roberto Bianchi Montero  (as Roberto Montero)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roberto Bianchi Montero  (as Roberto Montero)
Carlo Lombardo  story
Alberto Vecchietti 

Produced by
Fortunato Misiano .... executive producer (as Franco Misiano)
Original Music by
Carlo Innocenzi  (as Mo. Carlo Innocenzi)
Cinematography by
Augusto Tiezzi 
Film Editing by
Jolanda Benvenuti 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... manager of art department (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"The Island Monster" - USA (TV title)
"The Monster of the Island" - USA (TV title)
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USA:87 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
My speech Impediment suddenly got worse!, 14 July 2006
Author: Dukey Flyswatter from United States

The first time I saw this I was a kid and it took me several minutes before the outrage settled in that I was listening to a dubbed in Karloff impersonator because the American distributor was too cheap to hire the old boy back for a proper dubbing by the time this hit the States some four years later. Although Karloff's movie work during the fifties was sparse and mostly lacking in real quality he was very much in demand having been rediscovered by whole new generation who were watching his thirties and forties films on T.V.'s syndicated Shock Theater". Karloff was also doing books,radio programs,Quiz shows,Broadway,revivals of Arsenic and Old Lace,albums full of fairy tales and several great TV dramas including Joseph COnrad's Heart Of Darkness for Playhouse 90. So if a stinker like this came along it probably had something good in it for him like a decent pay and a vacation as others pointed out but even though the market Karloff's style of horror was down at the time he was hardly unwanted or wanting for cash. A few years later Corman would hire him and he would work steady until the day he died. He even sang the Peppermint Twist on a Halloween segment of the sixties rock show Shindig. But what of Island Monster? Well it looks nice and seedy and the Femme Fetale is pretty juicy but the script is talky and nothing really happens in the way of real action. It just sort of plods along like ketchup in December waiting drop on a rancid fry.Karloff still escapes with dignity intact but the star of the show is the trained dog who is there to remind you that you can go along way by being cutesy pootsey.

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