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Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 August 1943 (USA)
The owner of a seedy dive and brothel on a South Seas island meets two treasure hunters looking for a sunken ship with a $3-million cargo of gold. She persuades them to let her in on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Edgar G. Ulmer

Writers:

Edgar G. Ulmer (story), Raymond L. Schrock (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Carradine ... Mike Clancy
Gale Sondergaard ... Marge Willison
Sidney Toler ... Capt. Krogan - aka Carruthers
Frank Fenton ... Jack Burke
Veda Ann Borg ... Luana
Rita Quigley ... Diane
Rick Vallin ... Johnny Pacific
Tala Birell ... Christine
Patti McCarty Patti McCarty ... Bobbie Nelson
Betty Amann ... Olga
Marian Colby Marian Colby ... Mimi
William Edmunds William Edmunds ... Noah - Native Chief (as William Edmonds)
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Storyline

The owner of a seedy dive and brothel on a South Seas island meets two treasure hunters looking for a sunken ship with a $3-million cargo of gold. She persuades them to let her in on the deal. Complications ensue because of intrigue, double-crosses and an approaching violent monsoon. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Tidal wave of torrid romance and thrills in the South Seas!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsoon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlantis Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2004 National Film Museum Incorporated print ) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Wednesday 6 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 29 August 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

Goofs

Gale Sondergaard loses an earring, which appears and disappears in succeeding shots. See more »

Quotes

Marge Willison: Cut it! I said cut it or I'll throw you both out! If you want to maul each other, do it when there's no boat in port. Understand?
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Connections

Edited from Jungle Siren (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

In Pango
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Music and Lyrics by Leo Erdody and Ann Levitt
Sung by Marion Colby
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Isle of Forgotten Sins is a rousing low budget adventure from Edgar G. Ulmer
31 May 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Isle of Forgotten Sins is one of those rarities I discovered at my local library. In this case, this was one of Edgar G. Ulmer's low-budget poverty row pictures he made for PRC. John Carradine and Frank Fenton are rivals for gambling club owner Gale Sondergaard but they put aside their differences for a chance to get sunken treasure. Ms. Sondergarrd and her girls (which includes a crafty Veda Ann Borg) come along but all of them seem to be pawns for Sidney "Charlie Chan" Toler and his partner Rick Vallin. Also briefly appearing is Bill Edmonds-Mr. Martini in It's a Wonderful Life-as the island chief. Enjoyably and breezily fast-paced (whenever possible) B-movie that benefits from Ulmer's expert direction and a suitable underscore by Leo Erdody (who like me was born in Chicago, Ill.) mixed in with some public domain classical music. The composer is billed by his last name here. If there's some quibble, it's how some scenes obviously reveal how some boat scenes use a toy model and the underwater ones reveal the diving suit, which is also a small plaything, being manipulated. Otherwise, great fun with even some singing from one of the girls not marring the storyline too much.


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