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Terror Island (1920)

Not Rated | | Mystery | April 1920 (USA)
An inventor travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl. The girl's father is being held captive by cannibals until she returns a pearl that belongs to one of their idols.

Director:

James Cruze

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Arthur B. Reeve (by), John Grey (by) (as John W. Grey) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Harry Houdini ... Harry Harper (as Houdini)
Jack Brammall Jack Brammall ... Tom Starkey
Lila Lee ... Beverly West
Wilton Taylor Wilton Taylor ... Job Mourdant
Eugene Pallette ... Guy Mourdant
Ed Brady ... Captain Black
Frank Bonner Frank Bonner ... Chief Bakaida
Taylor N. Duncan Taylor N. Duncan ... First Officer Murphy (as Ted Duncan)
F.A. Turner ... Mr. West (as Fred Turner)
Rosemary Theby ... Stella Mourdant
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An inventor travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl. The girl's father is being held captive by cannibals until she returns a pearl that belongs to one of their idols.

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Mystery

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salvage See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

(Kino Print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Surviving material is missing reels three and four of its original seven reels. See more »

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Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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Whew!
31 May 2004 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When they say "melodrama" in the early titles, they aren't kidding. The plot, such as it is, involves a ship of sunken pearls, a submarine, a South Seas trader held hostage for the return of the idol's eye, human sacrifice, television and a most peculiar tribe of Polynesians, in which the men are all African Americans and the women are fat blondes. Or perhaps they're Melanesians. I don't think there were that many serious anthropologists at work on this movie.

Of course, that's not why people came to see this movie. They wanted to see Harry Houdini in some of his death-defying escapes. Well, you have Harry Houdini and the assurance of the titles that he performed his own stunts. This despite the fact that Bob Rose was his stunt double for all his pictures: can't risk holding up production after all.

This was originally a seven-reeler. Two of the reels are missing. Still, you get to look at Houdini, Lila Lee -- she keeps falling into the water and having to be retrieved -- and a villainous Eugene Palette, just when he was beginning to put on weight and look like Eugene Palette. Enjoy.


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