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Adventure Island (1947)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 13 August 1947 (USA)
Travelers find themselves marooned on an island with a maniacal self-made ruler.


Sam Newfield (as Peter Stewart)


Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Lloyd Osbourne (novel) | 1 more credit »

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Alan Napier ... Attwater


Travelers find themselves marooned on an island with a maniacal self-made ruler.

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The magic of the tropics ! Adventure ... mystery ... romance !


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Release Date:

13 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla de perdicion See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Black and White | Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »


Mr. Herrick: [to Attwater] You're nothing but a murderous madman!
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Fast-paced "B" Island adventure
28 December 2006 | by dcole-2See all my reviews

Sam Newfield, here working under the nom de plume of Peter Stewart, actually has a good cast and decent script this time out. All those involved acquit themselves well. For any of you familiar with Mr. Newfield, who'd shoot a movie in 3 days and frequently have lots of people standing around talking for indefinite periods of time, this is a welcome surprise. The film moves fast, the actors are all good (OK, Rory Calhoun is a little stiff, but he's the good guy, so get over it)and there's actually some character development (former drunk skipper Kelly who finds redemption). They don't get to the island of the title till two-thirds of the way through, but that won't bother you. Alan Napier then appears and steals the show in a sinister performance. It's a lot of fun and doesn't betray its low budget origins.

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