- Island of Doomed Men
name = Island of Doomed Men
writer = Robert Hardy Andrews
Peter Lorre Rochelle Hudson
May 20 1940
runtime = 68 minutes
country = USA
language = English
imdb_id = 0032641
"Island of Doomed Men" is a black-and-white 1940 film, released by
Columbia Pictures, which was directed by Charles Bartonfrom a screenplay by Robert Hardy Andrews.
Undercover government agent Mark Sheldon (Robert Wilcox) agrees to be "framed" on a murder charge so he can be sent to prison. With his criminal "credentials" established, Sheldon is paroled to work in a mine on an isolated Pacific island owned by Stephen Danel (
Peter Lorre). The government wants to learn if, as rumored, Danel mistreats his workers.
Once on the island, Sheldon quickly finds himself subjected to the harsh conditions of a slave-labor camp. He also meets Danel's beautiful young wife, Lorraine (
Rochelle Hudson), who -- despite her jewels and stylish wardrobe -- is every bit as much a prisoner as the men sweating in the mine. Once Danel discovers Sheldon's true identity, the agent must work quickly to save his own life and to free the captives.
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