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Island of Lost Women (1959)

A plane crash-lands on a jungle island inhabited by a scientist and his nubile young daughters. Complications ensue.

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Urana
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Mercuria
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While flying to an international news conference in Melbourne, radio commentator Mark Bradley and his pilot, Joe Walker, are forced to crash land on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. They find this island is inhabited by Dr. Paul Lujan and his three beautiful daughters: Venus, Mercuria, and Urana. Lujan, a nuclear scientist, has fled here to escape from a world which is like "a horrible great snowball rolling faster and faster toward extinction." He doesn't want his two visitors to leave, lest they reveal his whereabouts, so he destroys their plane. With help from the two older daughters, however, the men begin to construct a raft. (Mark and Venus have fallen in love as have Joe and Mercuria). A fire in Lujan's solar furnace now causes an explosion which nearly wrecks the island but which attracts the attention of a search plane. Mark, Joe, and the three young women look forward to being rescued; Lujan has doubts but is resigned. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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A Secret Eden Turned into a Raging Hell!

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May 1959 (USA)  »

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A Ilha das Mulheres Perdidas  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of director Frank Tuttle, perhaps best remembered for his two Alan Ladd films from 1942: _This Gun for Hire (1942)_ (q) (the film that made Ladd a star) and Lucky Jordan (1942). See more »

Goofs

The island seen through the plane's windows before it crash lands is clearly not the same as the "island" they land on. The real island seen from the plane is a large, steep mountain jutting up from the ocean, quite obviously without the beaches, jungles, lagoon or flat lands depicted in the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Mark Bradley: [to Joe Walker] I wish we had a door with a lock on it. I don't trust these young ladies.
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Referenced in This Boy's Life (1993) See more »

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Flat and mediocre at best
29 December 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I was looking forward to watching "Island of Lost Women". The 1950s and 1960 were full of movies about lost women missing male companionship (like "Queen of Outer Space"), and a lot of them were frequently and unintentionally hilarious. I thought I would be in store for more of the same. Also, the fact that a major Hollywood studio picked up this independently made feature interested me. But after watching the movie, I wonder why the studio in question thought this was worthy. The low budget is pretty evident throughout, for one thing. As for if the movie is unintentionally funny, for the most part it isn't. There are some chuckles here and there, but the characters are somewhat smarter and less dopey than usual, so they don't do many things that would be considered unintentionally funny. And the story unfolds not only at a pretty uneventful pace for the most part, what happens in the climax is telegraphed early on, so there is no surprise when it happens. A pretty disappointing quickie.


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