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Island of Lost Women (1959)

A plane crash-lands on a jungle island inhabited by a scientist and his nubile young daughters. Complications ensue.

Director:

Frank Tuttle (as Frank W. Tuttle)

Writers:

Ray Buffum, Prescott Chaplin (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jeff Richards ... Mark Bradley
Venetia Stevenson ... Venus
John Smith ... Joe Walker
Diane Jergens ... Urana
June Blair ... Mercuria
Alan Napier ... Dr. Paul Lujan
Gavin Muir ... Dr. McBain
George Brand George Brand ... M. Hugh Garland
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Storyline

While flying to an international news conference in Melbourne, radio commentator Mark Bradley and his pilot, Joe Walker, are forced to crash land on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. They find this island is inhabited by Dr. Paul Lujan and his three beautiful daughters: Venus, Mercuria, and Urana. Lujan, a nuclear scientist, has fled here to escape from a world which is like "a horrible great snowball rolling faster and faster toward extinction." He doesn't want his two visitors to leave, lest they reveal his whereabouts, so he destroys their plane. With help from the two older daughters, however, the men begin to construct a raft. (Mark and Venus have fallen in love as have Joe and Mercuria). A fire in Lujan's solar furnace now causes an explosion which nearly wrecks the island but which attracts the attention of a search plane. Mark, Joe, and the three young women look forward to being rescued; Lujan has doubts but is resigned. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Taglines:

A Secret Eden Turned into a Raging Hell!

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Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ilha das Mulheres Perdidas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jaguar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of director Frank Tuttle, perhaps best remembered for his two Alan Ladd films from 1942: _This Gun for Hire (1942)_ (q) (the film that made Ladd a star) and Lucky Jordan (1942). See more »

Goofs

The island seen through the plane's windows before it crash lands is clearly not the same as the "island" they land on. The real island seen from the plane is a large, steep mountain jutting up from the ocean, quite obviously without the beaches, jungles, lagoon or flat lands depicted in the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Mark Bradley: [to Joe Walker] I wish we had a door with a lock on it. I don't trust these young ladies.
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Referenced in This Boy's Life (1993) See more »

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A "B" Movie That Never Makes A Statement
14 June 2017 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

With a title like "Island of Lost Women", this has to be a B movie. But the cheesy melodrama one would expect from such a title is absent.

Two men have to make an emergency landing on an unknown island, where they discover a scientist and his three beautiful daughters. The girls have never seen another man before and they are intrigued by any information about the outside world.

The two men want to leave the island, because they have lives to recover. The three girls want the men to spend time with them. The scientist only knows he wants his island to remain an unspoiled secret.

The dialogue is very straightforward. This allows the viewer to concentrate on the motivations of the characters, without the usual overacting. Most of the conversations center around ideas, not passion. But the film never takes advantage of that. Instead--like there's a clock ticking down the running time--the plot wraps up in an improbable way.

The cast is interesting, if not celebrated. In their combined filmographies, these actors weave in and out of the lives and professions of numerous celebrities. If only this script had given them more to work with. The final result is somewhat pleasant, if short and simple.


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