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Island of the Doomed (1967) More at IMDbPro »La isla de la muerte (original title)


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Release Date:
15 November 1967 (USA) See more »
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Baron von Weser keeps a menagerie of carnivorous plants, but takes great care of one particular specimen. | Add synopsis »
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atmospheric European horror with Cameron Mitchell as mad scientist developing killer plants See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Cameron Mitchell ... Baron von Weser
Elisa Montés ... Beth Christiansen (as Elisa Montes)
George Martin ... David Moss
Kai Fischer ... Cora Robinson (as Kay Fischer)
Rolf von Nauckhoff ... James Robinson (as Ralph Naukoff)
Hermann Nehlsen ... Prof. Julius Demerist (as Herman Nelsen)
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro ... Myrtle Callahan (as Matilde Sampedro)
Ricardo Valle ... Alfredo (as Richard Valle)
Mike Brendel ... Baldi / Baldi's Brother

Directed by
Mel Welles  (as Ernst von Theumer)
 
Writing credits
Mel Welles (story and screenplay) (as Ira Meltcher)

Ernst R. von Theumer (screenplay) (as Ernst v. Theumer)

Stephen Schmidt 

Produced by
George Ferrer .... producer
Ernst R. von Theumer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Antón García Abril  (as A. Garcia Abril)
José Muñoz Molleda 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Mariné 
Cecilio Paniagua 
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Cánovas 
Siegfrid Krämer (German version)
 
Art Direction by
Francisco Canet 
 
Set Decoration by
Francisco Canet 
 
Makeup Department
Juana Culell .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Enrique F. Sagaseta .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Ignacio Galván .... assistant director
Fanny Wessling .... assistant director (as Fanny Wesling)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Víctor Benítez .... photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Pedrola .... tailor
 
Other crew
Jose M. Baldasano .... contable
Maria Dolores Proubasta .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La isla de la muerte" - Spain (original title)
"Maneater of Hydra" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
88 min | France:85 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
atmospheric European horror with Cameron Mitchell as mad scientist developing killer plants, 21 November 2004
Author: django-1 from south Texas USA

I hadn't watched this film for about 15 years, but after watching it again I must say that it works quite well. There is an excellent sense of atmosphere created, and Cameron Mitchell underplays his part more in the manner of a Karloff than of a Lugosi (as this is really an update of the old "mad doctor" films of the 30s and 40s). We take six diverse people--an unhappy married couple with a younger wife, a scientist, an older eccentric lady who is voiced in a Fran Drescher manner, a heroic young man (George Martin), and a desirable young woman for him to be interested in--who choose to vacation at the estate of a Count who is engaged in odd scientific research, and watch them deal with the gradual sense of doom...and the gradually more aggressive killer plants developed by Cameron Mitchell. The film is well-paced, and it leads to an exciting climax. MANEATER OF HYDRA/ISLAND OF THE DOOMED must have looked great on a massive drive-in screen back in 1967--it's still worth seeing today for the fan of 60's Euro-horror and for fans of the great Cameron Mitchell (although Mitchell does not dub his own voice).

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