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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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Spectacular! LIVING MONSTERS OF PRE-HISTORY Alive BEFORE YOUR EYES - IN A HIDDEN ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC! 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[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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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale...
12 December 2001 | by banseSee all my reviews

...a tale of a fateful trip. Only this tale is from a 1948 outrageous B flick about scientists who hire a corrupt skipper for a voyage to a strange Island. Once the passengers and crew arrive they encounter prehistoric beasts of which some are laughable due to poor special effects. Although when I saw this film as a kid I was impressed with it. Surprisingly the tagline says it took a year to produce while the film "King Kong" was made 15 years prior with superior special effects. The inhabitants include lovely Virginia Grey, Philip Reed, Richard Denning and Barton MacLane. Filmed in Cinecolor it is fun to watch and has been shown on AMC. It's also available on VHS and DVD so it can't be all that bad.


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