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Unknown Island (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Horror, Romance | 15 October 1948 (USA)
An adventure seeker and his fiancée visit an uncharted island, only to find that it is inhabited by deadly dinosaurs and other creatures ready to attack.

Director:

Jack Bernhard

Writers:

Robert T. Shannon (story), Robert T. Shannon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Grey ... Carole Lane
Phillip Reed ... Ted Osborne (as Philip Reed)
Richard Denning ... John Fairbanks
Barton MacLane ... Capt. Tarnowski
Dick Wessel ... Sanderson, 1st Mate (as Richard Wessel)
Dan White ... Crewman Edwards (as Daniel White)
Phil Nazir Phil Nazir ... Crewman Golab (as Philip Nazir)
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Storyline

Adventure-seeker Ted Osborne has convinced his finacee Carole to finance his expedition to an uncharted South Pacific island supposedly populated with dinosaurs. Piloting their ship is Captain Tarnowski, a ruthless alcoholic suffering from malaria- induced bouts of insanity. When they arrive at the island, they discover that the stories they have heard are all true. Will they survive to tell anyone what they've found? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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See man's first attempt to destroy monstrous beasts! See pre-historic denizens that defy the imagination! See See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Het onbekende eiland See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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All the footage of the principal actors was shot on sound stages at General Service Studios (now Hollywood Center Studios). Only the second unit filming dinosaurs and sloth in Palmdale, Corriganville, and the beach, were on location. All shots of the principals and monsters in the same shot were achieved with rear projection effects. See more »

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[first lines]
Ted Osborne: I hate bringing you to a place like this, Carol.
Carole Lane: Don't be silly, Ted. I've been in worse places in New York and I had to pay a cover charge too. Only there, it's called Slumming. I'll survive and love it.
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Great fun for fans of jungle adventure films
5 July 2000 | by daba9615See all my reviews

Unknown Island is great fun for those of you who love the old jungle adventure films. It boasts classic Hollywood jungle sets, carnivorous dinosaurs (portrayed by men in rubber suits), a giant sloth (played by Ray "Crash" Corrigan of movie gorilla fame), and a few truly chilling moments. Although the special effects seem crude by today's standards, fans of classic jungle serials, old gorilla movies, or dinosaur films will not be disappointed with this fun to watch 1948 feature.


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