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ISLAND OF LOST SOULS

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
by Erle C. Kenton
Country: USA
Year: 1932
Duration: 70'


Oceania. A castaway is left on an island inhabited by strange, bearded, and stuttering men and by just one girl, as sinuous as a panther. This is where Dr. Moreau, affable and menacing, lives and conducts his mysterious experiments. Agonizing screams can often be heard coming from the “house of pain.” Based on the novel by H. G. Wells, a sensuous and brutal horror movie, dominated by the scientist-master-god Charles Laughton. Banned at the time, then often underestimated.

Biography

film director

Erle C. Kenton

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia essenziale/essential filmographyThe Sap (Don Chisciotte dell’amore, 1926), Father and Son (La carne e l’anima, 1929), Island of Lost Souls (L’isola delle anime perdute, 1932), Big Executive (Lo sparviero, 1933), Ghost of Frankenstein (Il terrore di Frankestein, 1942), House of Frankestein (Al di là del mistero, 1944), House of Dracula (La casa degli orrori, 1945), The Texan (serie tv/tv series, 26 ep., 1958-1960).

Cast

& Credits

erle c. kenton
ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
Usa, 1932, 70’, bn/bw

regia/director
Erle C. Kenton
soggetto/story
dal romanzo L’isola del dottor Moreau di/from the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie
fotografia/cinematography
Karl Struss
effetti speciali/special effects
Gordon Jennings
scenografia/production design
Hans Dreier
trucco/make-up
Charles Gemora, Wally Westmore
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Charles Laughton (Dr. Moreau), Richard Arlen (Edward Parker), Kathleen Burke (Lota), Leila Hyams (Ruth Thomas), Bela Lugosi (Enunciatore della Legge/Sayer of the Law).
produzione/production
Paramount Pictures
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