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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

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Don Taylor

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H.G. Wells (novel), Al Ramrus (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burt Lancaster ... Dr. Paul Moreau
Michael York ... Andrew Braddock
Nigel Davenport ... Montgomery
Barbara Carrera ... Maria
Richard Basehart ... Sayer of the Law
Nick Cravat ... M'Ling
The Great John L. The Great John L. ... Boarman
Bob Ozman ... Bullman
Fumio Demura ... Hyena Man
Gary Baxley Gary Baxley ... Lionman
John Gillespie John Gillespie ... Tigerman
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Bearman (as David Cass)
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Storyline

A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The Doctor Is In-SANE! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ilha do Dr. Moreau See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,000,000, 31 December 1977
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The various actors who played the man-beasts had to report to make-up at three o'clock in the morning in order to be ready for their scenes. See more »

Goofs

After the scene of the beast-men killing Moreau, while Sayer of the Law holds up his blood-stained hands in front of his face, one of them can be seen without the make-up and in the form of a natural human hand, rather incongruent with the other animal-like hand. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Paul Moreau: How does a cell become enslaved to a form, to a destiny it can never change? Can we change that destiny?
Andrew Braddock: Should we?
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Featured in H.G. Wells on Film (2015) See more »

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Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
(Papageno's Aria from "Die Zauberflöte" K.620)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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What Is The Law?
23 April 1999 | by Axiom-2See all my reviews

"The Island Of Dr.Moreau" is the remake of the H.G. Well's 1933 Classic "Island Of Lost Souls". Burt Lancaster is great as Dr.Moreau. This is a very well done movie. The make-up of Tom Burman & John Chambers is outstanding. All of the creatures look very realistic. This is a movie that I would love to have on DVD. I never saw the other remake of this. But from what I have heard, it was pretty awful. Classic Lines:

What Is The Law? Not to walk on all fours.

What Is The Law? Not to shed the blood of another man. That is the law.....


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