Island Captives (1937)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed on a microscopic budget, the independently-produced Island Captives is purportedly set in the South Seas (though it looks a lot like Catalina). Hero Tom Willoughby (Eddie Nugent) is one of several seafarers shipwrecked on a remote tropical island. A law unto itself, the island is crawling with murderers, smugglers, forgers and at least one potential rapist. Tom takes it upon himself to shield heroine Helen Carsons (Joan Barclay) and island lass Taino (Carmen LaRoux) from harm. Foremost among the villains is gaunt, bearded Henry Brandon, twixt-and-tween his assignments as Silas Barnaby in Laurel & Hardy's Babes in Toyland and the title character in Drums of Fu Manchu.



island, protection, shipwreck, killer, smuggling