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Mystery on Monster Island (1981)
"Misterio en la isla de los monstruos" (original title)

TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Horror  |  3 April 1981 (Spain)
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A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Taskinar / Skinner
William T. Kolderup
Ian Sera ...
Jeff Morgan
David Hatton ...
Thomas Artelect
Gasphar Ipua ...
Blanca Estrada ...
Dominique Blanchard
Ana Obregón ...
Meg Hollaney / Meg Calderón
Frank Braña ...
Paul Naschy ...
Gérard Tichy ...
Capt. Turkott
Manuel Pereiro
Daniel Martín
Luis Barboo
Jorge Bosso ...
(as George Bosso)
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The Chinaman


A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a global expedition aboard his ship, but en route the boy and his travelling companion are shipwrecked on a remote island, populated by countless prehistoric creatures as well as gold-hunting bandits. Written by Jonathon Dabell <>

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On an island forgotten by time, perilous adventure awaits!


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Release Date:

3 April 1981 (Spain)  »

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Jules Verne's 'Mystery on Monster Island'  »

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James Stewart was originally considered for the role Peter Cushing plays in the movie. See more »


Edited into Manoa, the City of Gold (1999) See more »

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Danger ahead
3 December 2008 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Mr Kolderup (Peter Cushing) buys a tropical island for five million dollars. His rival Taskinar (Terence Stamp) also wanted the island - because he knows a gold treasure is hidden there. Still he couldn't make a higher bid than Kolderup. When Kolderup sends young Jeff (Ian Sera) to the island along with his teacher (David Hatton), because the lad looks for adventure, wants to become a man et cetera, Taskinar plans to make that adventure much more dangerous than intended...

Well, it's innocent fun with the typical ingredients: shipwrecked on a mysterious island, the heroes meet monsters and unknown enemies, a beautiful lady in distress, and last not least a monkey for comic relief. "Mystery On Monster Island" is not among the classics of the genre, but definitely less boring than most stuff they show on TV in the afternoon.

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