Dans Une Ile Perdue (1931)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Based on Victory, a novel by Joseph Conrad, Dans Une ile Perdue (Desert Island) is the French-language version of the 1930 Paramount production Dangerous Paradise. Running far afield from the Conrad original, the plot finds heroine Alma, a violinist, fleeing from the lecherous advances of the villainous Schomberg and Wilson. She stows away on a skiff owned by the handsome Heyst, who then embarks on a gold-finding expedition. Alma's pursuers catch up with Heyst, leading to a round-robin of greed, treachery and murder. The stars of Dangerous Paradise were Nancy Carroll as Alma and Richard Arlen as Heyst; filling these roles in Dans Une ile Perdue are Daniele Parola and Enrique Rivero.