Isle of Fury (1936)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Based on the W. Somerset Maugham novel The Narrow Corner, the melodramatic adventure Isle of Fury is one of Humphrey Bogart's early starring roles. Valentine "Val" Stevens (Bogart), a reformed criminal who makes a living by diving for pearls in the south seas, gets married to Lucille Gordon (Margaret Lindsay). Meanwhile, Detective Eric Blake (Donald Woods) is sent to bust Val, but he gets shipwrecked in a terrible storm at sea. Val saves his life and rescues the ship's captain Paul Graetz. Eric falls in love with Lucille and makes friends with Val through the course of several sea tragedies before he realizes that he is supposed to arrest him. He then has to make a painful decision regarding his assignment and his sweetheart. E.E. Clive stars as Dr. Hardy, a doctor who offers frequent bible quotes and literary parables.

Characteristics

Keywords

battle [war], boating, detective, extramarital-affair, fishing, fugitive, hunting, island, killing, love, lover, love-triangle, octopus, pearl, pearl-diver, police, rescue, sea, sinking, South-Seas, underwater, wedding, wife, woods [place]