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Isle of the Dead (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 1 September 1945 (USA)
On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Robson

Writer:

Ardel Wray
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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Gen. Nikolas Pherides
Ellen Drew ... Thea
Marc Cramer ... Oliver Davis
Katherine Emery ... Mrs. Mary St. Aubyn
Helene Thimig ... Madame Kyra
Alan Napier ... St. Aubyn
Jason Robards Sr. ... Albrecht (as Jason Robards)
Ernst Deutsch ... Dr. Drossos (as Ernst Dorian)
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sergei Rachmaninoff composed an orchestral piece titled "The Isle of the Dead" in 1908, also inspired by the Bocklin painting. See more »

Goofs

When the general and Davis are walking on the beach with a lantern, an electrical cord can be seen coming from the lantern and running along the sand. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Drossos: I meet my old familiar enemy, Death. I've fought him before. I've won, often. Now he wins. Let him come for me.
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Connections

Featured in TJ and the All Night Theatre: Isle of the Dead (1982) See more »

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Under-appreciated gem
24 October 2000 | by GKershSee all my reviews

Wonderfully atmospheric film with a unique sense of place and well-drawn characters. Karloff's performance here is excellent, yet very different from his work in other films. You may be disappointed if you go in expecting something like his horror classics for Universal. This one is suggestive rather than shocking, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes the subtle horrors of Cat People, The Innocents, or even Rosemary's Baby. Because of its literate script and interesting character development, Isle of the Dead may also appeal to others who don't usually like horror.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camilla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$246,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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