Forbidden Island (1959)

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Skindiver tries to recover sunken treasure before a group of thieves learn of its existence.


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Cast overview:
Dave Courtney
Nan Adams ...
Joanne Godfrey
John Farrow ...
Jonathan Haze ...
Jack Mautner
Greigh Phillips ...
Dean Pike
Dave 'Howdy' Peters ...
Fermin Fry
Tookie Evans ...
Raul Estoril
Martin Denny ...
Bob LaVarre ...
Cal Priest
Bill Anderson ...
Abraham Kaluna ...


A group of skin divers, led by Dave Courtney, are hired by Edward Godfrey to locate a priceless emerald buried in a sunken ship in the South Pacific. Along for the trip is Joanne, forced by Godfrey to pose as his wife. Diver Dean Pike finds evidence underwater that Godfrey had murdered his real wife. Godfrey damages Pike's diving equipment and Pike dies before telling what he has found. Courteny has been suspicious of Godfrey so the latter tries to frame him for Pike's death. Written by Les Adams <>

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Underwater Murder Thriller!


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Release Date:

10 February 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A smaragd szigete  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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(5/10stars)Also finding some routine in this.
28 September 2010 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Adventure movie written and directed by Charles B Griffith.I'am not a true fan of this film,cause I feel like the good potential lost mostly because the characters were very used,and despite the better second half of the film,I never felt this will get that big ending like lot of similar movies of the genre,and lot of similar movies of the decade.But decent acting will satisfy the taste of classic movie lovers.Personally seen this film on television,with lot of commercial breaks,that means,if you will rather rent this film,you can have a better time.I don't know how far was this film successful as business,but probably television,and rental stores will help,but looks like they are also can not see real business in this film.

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