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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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Storyline

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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What evil force is loose that empties graves of these long dead...buries those still alive...leaves behind it death...AND WORSE! (original half-sheet poster) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was originally titled Camilla during production. See more »

Goofs

Albrecht refers to Hermes as the god of medicine. In Greek mythology, Asclepius was the god of medicine. In terms of medical support, Hermes' assistance was sought by runners or any athletes with injuries. 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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Atmospheric but lacking something
5 November 2002 | by rosscinemaSee all my reviews

Not bad Val Lewton production that has Boris Karloff portraying to some degree a Greek soldier and takes charge of a group of people on a nearby island where they might be carrying the plague, or is it from evil demons? Starts off slowly but becomes fairly entertaining during the last half hour. Ellen Drew is very pretty and is persecuted by some of the others who are superstitious. One thing I did notice in this film is that Karloff was not real tall. Remember those big shoes in "Frankenstein"? He had them for a reason. Lewton has done better but this film is enhanced by Karloff's presence and Drew's natural beauty.


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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

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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