Island Of Lost Souls (1932)
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.
TERROR! Stalked the Brush-Choked Island...Where Men Who Were Animals Sought the Girl Who Was All-Human!
Also Known As:
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Title: Island Of Lost Souls
Release Date: December , 1932
Runtime: 70 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Romance
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Buried.com Rating: 8.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Erle C. Kenton
Charles Laughton ...Dr. Moreau
Richard Arlen ...Edward Parker
Leila Hyams ...Ruth Thomas
Bela Lugosi ...Sayer of the Law
Kathleen Burke ...Lota the Panther Woman
Arthur Hohl ...Mr. Montgomery
Stanley Fields ...Captain Davies
Paul Hurst ...Captain Donahue
Hans Steinke ...Ouran
Tetsu Komai ...M'ling
George Irving ...American Consul
Jack Bardette ...Undetermined Role
Evangelus Berbas ...Undetermined Role
Joe Bonomo ...Beast
Buster Brodie ...Pig Man - a Little Beast
Buster Crabbe ...Beast (unconfirmed)
Harry Ekezian ...Gola
John George ...Beast
Rosemary Grimes ...Samoan Girl
Robert P. Kerr ...Undetermined Role
Bob Kortman ...Mr. Hogan
Alan Ladd ...Beast (unconfirmed)
Robert Milasch ...Undetermined Role
Constantine Romanoff ...Beast
Schlitze ...Furry Manimal
Randolph Scott ...Beast (unconfirmed)
Jack Walters ...Undetermined Role
Duke york ...Beast
Island Of Lost Souls Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- TERROR! Stalked the Brush-Choked Island...Where Men Who Were Animals Sought the Girl Who Was All-Human!
- Dr. Moreau: What is the law? Sayer of the Law: Not to eat meat, that is the law. Are we not men? Beasts (in unison): Are we not men? Dr. Moreau: What is the law? Sayer of the Law: Not to go on all fours, that is the law. Are we not men? Beasts (in unison): Are we not men? Dr. Moreau: What is the law? Sayer of the Law: Not to spill blood, that is the law. Are we not men? Beasts (in unison): Are we not men?
Dr. Moreau: Mr. Parker, do you know what it means to feel like God?
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: She's never seen anything like him. Mr. Montgomery: No? Dr. Moreau: You and I don't count. The only reactions we get from her are fear and terror. Mr. Montgomery: That's understandable. Dr. Moreau: But how will she respond to Parker where there's no cause for fear? Will she be attracted? Is she capable of being attracted? Has she a woman's emotional impulses? I could scarcely hope for a chance like this short of London.
Edward Parker: Those poor things out there in the jungle. Those animals. They - They talk. Dr. Moreau: That was my first great achievement. Articulate speech controlled by the brain. And it was a great achievement! Oh, it takes a long time and infinite patience to make them talk. [Moreau gives an impish smile and a chuckle] Dr. Moreau: Someday I will create a woman and it'll be easier.
- One of the film's uncredited actors, Joe Bonomo, nearly drowned during filming. He fell into a water tank and the foam rubber in his costume soaked up water, causing him to sink.
Joe Bonomo, who starred as one of the man-beasts, was also Lon Chaney's stunt double in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). Charles Laughton also made a version of this classic story in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).
This was Charles Laughton's first starring role in a U.S. film.
Charles Laughton claimed that he based his Dr. Moreau appearance on that of his dentist.
Charles Laughton already knew how to use a whip. He learned to use one for a previous stage role. His teacher was a London street performer.
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