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Director: Edgar G. Ulmer     Starring: John Carradine
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40225077
UPC: 089218419392
UPC 14: 00089218419392
Category Keywords: Action  Adventure  High Seas  Suspense  Thriller
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Editor's Note
This south seas adventure is a classic example of low-budget filmmaking in action. Acclaimed Director Edgar G. Ulmer uses miniatures, rear-projection, and stock footage to give the illusion of on-location lavishness to this largely set-bound, low-budget affair, and the results are rewarding, for the right viewer.

Brawling deep-sea divers Clancy (John Carradine) and Burke (Frank Fenton) find adventure while whetting their whistles at a club called "The Isle of Forgotten Sins." The proprietor, Marge (Gale Sondergaard), is Clancy's sweetheart, and when a shooting brings the police into her place, she and the girls sail off with Clancy and Burke on an adventure that involves robbing Krogan (Sidney Toler) and Johnny Pacific (Rock Vallin) of $3 million in gold. There's lots of swimming, deep-sea diving, and double-crossing, as everyone is out to claim the gold for themselves, and even pals Burke and Clancy can't stop fighting for five minutes. If all this wasn't enough, a big monsoon is headed their way, ready to wash the whole lot of them out to sea.

It's great to see Carradine and Sondergaard, two veterans villains, here given the chance to be heroic, earthy sweethearts. This forgotten gem is worth uncovering for Ulmer fans, and those interested in obscure cinema.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Gaiam Americas
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/24/2003
Video Play Time Running Time: 81 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 4193D
Video UPC UPC: 00089218419392
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Rick Vallin
Video Cast Info Gale Sondergaard
Video Cast Info John Carradine
Video Cast Info Betty Amann
Video Cast Info Rita Quigley
Video Cast Info Tala Birell
Video Cast Info Veda Ann Borg
Video Cast Info Sidney Toler
Video Cast Info Leon Fromkess - Producer
Video Cast Info Frank Fenton - Featured
Video Cast Info Leo Erdody - Composer
Video Cast Info Ira Morgan - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Edgar G. Ulmer - Director

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Carradine,John
Product attributeLabel:   Alpha Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
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