Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone arrives, the atmosphere of mutual suspicion and the thick fog that covers the island promise a tense and hazardous weekend for everyone.Written by
Based on the play, Angel Island (1937). Comedy-mystery. Written by Bernie Angus. Directed and produced by George Abbott. National Theatre: 20 Oct 1937- Nov 1937 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast included: Joyce Arling, Carroll Ashburn, Nigel Blake, Clayton Collyer, Morgan Conway, Alma Dickson, Betty Field, Clyde Fillmore, Arlene Francis, Thomas Graham, David Hoffman, Louise Larabee, Doro Merande, Lea Penman, Maidel Turner, Edith Van Cleve, Eric Wollencott. See more »
When Sylvia opens the chest in the lounge and finds the skull, it is facing forward. In the longer shots, thereafter, it is facing upward toward her. See more »
Nice Atmospheric '40's Creeper, Terrible DVD print
I would have voted 6, but had to subtract one for the grizzly, bouncy print, even the DVD print purchased from DeepdiscountDVD was wretched (not their fault.) But, the price was right, under $5.00 on sale. The actors were wonderful in their scenery chewing portrayals of the various greedy characters. Many of them were quite well known actors in the 40s. The only truly bad acting was by the two actors portraying the young lovers, whose characters added no value to the story anyway. The other reviews pretty well cover the story and need not be repeated here. The story was adapted from the play "Angel Island". What was fun about the movie presentation is that it doesn't stray far from the stage play form. The scenes don't change often and the action is concentrated in one spot. This helps maintain the continuity of the story, which in low budget presentations can quite often get lost. If you like stories like "Ten Little Indians", you'll like this.
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