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Island of Lost Souls (1932) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Erle C. Kenton .

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Island of Lost Souls (1932, Erle C. Kenton)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 4, 2014 From The Stop Button

What’s so incredible about Island of Lost Souls is how Charles Laughton doesn’t overpower the entire picture. Laughton’s take on the mad scientist role–playful, gleeful, callous, cruel–is a joy to watch and it definitely contributes but it doesn’t make Souls. Even... Read full article


Classics Revisited: Island of Lost Souls

By Barry P. on Apr 11, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1932) Directed by Erle C. Kenton; Written by Waldemar Young and Philip Wylie; Based on the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells; Starring: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams and Kathleen Burke; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***** “Not to go... Read full article


Classics Revisited: Island of Lost Souls

By Barry P. on Apr 11, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1932) Directed by Erle C. Kenton; Written by Waldemar Young and Philip Wylie; Based on the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells; Starring: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams and Kathleen Burke; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***** “Not to go... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 8, 2012 From Virtual Virago

H.G. Wells’ disturbing tale of vivisectionist horror has been adapted for film several times, but the 1932 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau, titled Island of Lost of Souls, stands out for its chillingly effective performances and its sexually charged subtext. Directed by Erle C. Kenton, thi... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 8, 2012 From Virtual Virago

H.G. Wells’ disturbing tale of vivisectionist horror has been adapted for film several times, but the 1932 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau, titled Island of Lost of Souls, stands out for its chillingly effective performances and its sexually charged subtext. Directed by Erle C. Kenton, thi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Dr. Moreau: Have you forgotten the house of pain?
Sayer of the Law: You! You made us in the house of pain! You made us... things! Not men! Not beasts! Part man... part beast! Things!


Ruth Thomas: [hearing chanting] What's that?
Dr. Moreau: The natives, they have a curious ceremony. Mr. Parker has witnessed it.
Ruth Thomas: Tell us about it, Edward.
Edward Parker: Oh, it's... it's nothing.
Dr. Moreau: They are restless tonight.


Dr. Moreau: Did you see that, Montgomery? She was tender like a woman. Oh, how that little scene spurs the scientific imagination onward.


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Facts about

Inspired the song of the same name, recorded by Blondie, released on 31 December 1981 as a 45 rpm single.
The identity of the actor who played "Owl Man" is unknown.
Joe Bonomo, who starred as one of the man-beasts, was also Lon Chaney's stunt double in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Charles Laughton also made a version of this classic story in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
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