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Adventure Island (1947) DVD

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Adventure Island (1947)


Sam Newfield    


Robert Louis StevensonLloyd Osbourne, Maxwell Shane


Rory CalhounRhonda FlemingPaul Kelly, John Abbott, Alan Napier
Adventure Island is a shorter and less satisfying remake of the 1937 Paramount actioner Ebb Tide. Rory Calhoun, Paul Kelly and John Abbott star as Herrick, Lochlin and Hulsh, three mercenary seamen involved in illegal activities in the South Seas. Hired to pilot a schooner to Australia, the threesome plan instead to rob the vessel of its precious cargo. Much to their dismay, they discover that the cargo is bogus, and that they're stuck taking care of the former captain's pretty but contentious daughter Faith Rhonda Fleming. The four lost souls are later imprisoned by Mr. Atwater Alan Napier, in the role played in Ebb Tide by Lloyd Nolan, a megalomaniac who rules a tiny island by exploiting the superstitions of the local natives. Assembled by Pine-Thomas productions, Adventure Island represents a rare excursion away from Poverty Row by director Sam Newfield, here travelling under the alias of Peter Stewart.
During filming on the ship, Rory Calhoun lay down beneath a hatch to take a nap in its shade. Rhonda Fleming sat on the hatch and it collapsed, breaking Calhoun's nose. Being far from medical facilities and on a tight shooting schedule, leeches were placed under Calhoun's eyes to drain the blood and bring down the swelling.  Shot in 29 days, which was the longest shooting schedule that director Sam Newfield had ever had and his first color film.
Region 0 (ALL), will play in any DVD player, English, 66 minutes, Cinecolor, Paramount, good print.

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