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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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Venetia Stevenson ...
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Joe Walker
Diane Jergens ...
Urana
June Blair ...
Mercuria
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Gavin Muir ...
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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've never met girls with such a fanatical urge for kissing.
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Let's Get Away From It All
11 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Frank Tuttle who was a contract director at Paramount and most famous for This Gun For Hire ended his directorial career on a sad note. A blacklist victim, Tuttle's last film was Island Of Lost Women. It should be added that their dad was with them.

In fact Alan Napier who is the dad is responsible for building an island paradise for his three daughters who since the mid 40s have been growing up and filling out quite nicely. The daughters are Venetia Stevenson, Diane Jergens, and June Blair. Like Anne Francis in Forbidden Planet they've been educated in a lot of areas except the facts of life, no avenues for practical experience and home work.

Into their lives come Jeff Richards and John Smith, a pair of healthy American males who get themselves lost when their plane conks out and they land on the beach. Even with those three girls for company, Alan Napier doesn't want them around. Napier was a nuclear scientist who saw the world destructing itself and he was going to get away from it all. He's even developed workable and practical solar energy and what we wouldn't give to have that about now.

The story was kind of dumb even a smart guy like Napier couldn't keep those daughters of his from getting curious about the world. Special effects were laughable, especially with Jeff Richards knife in hand wrestling with a rubber shark.

Paradise does come to an end in Island Of Lost Women and not to soon.


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