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Voodoo Island (1957)

Approved | | Horror | February 1957 (USA)
A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes ... See full summary »

Director:

Reginald Le Borg (as Reginald LeBorg)

Writer:

Richard H. Landau (as Richard Landau)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Phillip Knight
Beverly Tyler ... Sarah Adams
Murvyn Vye ... Barney Finch
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Martin Schuyler (as Elisha Cook)
Rhodes Reason ... Matthew Gunn
Jean Engstrom Jean Engstrom ... Claire Winter
Friedrich von Ledebur ... Native Chief (as Frederich Ledebur)
Glenn Dixon Glenn Dixon ... Mitchell
Owen Cunningham Owen Cunningham ... Howard Carlton
Herbert Patterson Herbert Patterson ... Dr. Wilding
Jerry Frank Jerry Frank ... Vickers
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Storyline

A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes that voodoo does exist when he discovers man-eating plants and a tribe of natives with bizarre powers. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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SUPER-CHILL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

On September 20, 2005, MGM (which owns United Artists) released Voodoo Island and The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake together in a DVD double bill, marking the film's home media debut. The film was later released by Willette Acquisition Corp. on November 25, 2014. See more »

Goofs

Abt 15 minutes into the film, during the Radio Room scene, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving about on the wall behind the actors. It can be seen in the upper right. See more »

Quotes

Claire Winter: I'd give a lot just for a shower and some clean clothes. And a double martini!
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Referenced in The Venture Bros.: What Color Is Your Cleansuit? (2013) See more »

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Karloff--a touch of class in a sea of mediocrity
18 June 2007 | by nellybly-3See all my reviews

I've seen worse programmers. Boris Karloff brings class to anything he works in. It's fun just to watch him. His ill-health hadn't yet slowed him down and he was a real presence. Elisha Cook also gives an excellent performance.

I think I know how the lesbian undertones between the two women got by (though the tones weren't that "under"). If it had been a big budget picture, the censors would have been on it like white on rice. As a low-budget picture it came in under the radar.

Several of the actors do rise above the material. Actually it reminds me of some of the TV shows being churned out about the same time. They, too, didn't have much of a budget. What adds to the TV feeling are some of the actors, such as Rhodes Reason and Mervyn Vye, who were mainstays of '50s television.


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