Condemned (film)

Condemned (film)
Directed by Wesley Ruggles
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Blair Niles
(story "Condemned to Devil's Island")
Sidney Howard (screenplay)
Starring Ronald Colman
Ann Harding
Dudley Digges
Louis Wolheim
William Elmer
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography George Barnes
Gregg Toland
Editing by Stuart Heisler
Studio The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Distributed by United Artists (1929)
Film Classics (1946)(re-release)
Hauser & Co. Filmverleih (1930s) (Austria)
Release date(s) November 3, 1929 (premiere)
November 16, 1929 (wide)
Running time 86 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $600,000 (estimated)

Condemned (1929) is an American black and white melodrama film. It stars Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim, William Elmer, and Wilhelm von Brincken. The movie was adapted by Sidney Howard from the novel by Blair Niles. It was directed by Wesley Ruggles. The tagline was "A kiss that cannot be forgotten!"


Production background

In 1930, Ronald Colman was nominated for an Academy Award in the Acting category for his work in this film and in Bulldog Drummond (1929).

Condemned was the first of eight films written by Sidney Howard for producer Samuel Goldwyn. The last was Raffles (1939).


  • Ronald Colman - Michel
  • Ann Harding - Madame Vidal
  • Dudley Digges - Vidal
  • Louis Wolheim - Jacques
  • William Elmer - Pierre
  • Wilhelm von Brincken - Vidal's orderly (as William Vaughn)
  • Albert Kingsley - Felix
  • Constantine Romanoff - Brute Convict
  • Harry Ginsberg - Inmate
  • Bud Sommers - Inmate
  • Stephen Selznick - Inmate
  • Baldy Biuddle - Inmate
  • John George - Inmate
  • Arturo Kobe - Inmate
  • Emile Tramont - Inmate (as Emile Schwartz)
  • John Schwartz - Inmate


Note: this list is incomplete

  • "Song of the Condemned"
  • Written by Jack Meskill and Pete Wendling

International releases

The film is known by a variety of other names, including: Condenado in Portugal and Spain, Condemned to Devil's Island in the USA reissue, Condenado a Isla del Diablo in Argentina, Flucht von der Teufelsinsel in Austria, and L'isola del diavolo in Italy.

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