Island of Lost Souls (1932 film)

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Island of Lost Souls is an American pre-Code science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Béla Lugosi, and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman, theatrically released in 1932.wikipedia
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Kathleen Burke

Miss Panther Woman
Island of Lost Souls is an American pre-Code science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Béla Lugosi, and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman, theatrically released in 1932.
Born in Indiana in 1913, Burke worked as a dental assistant in Chicago, before winning a talent contest sponsored by Paramount Pictures to play Lota the "Panther Woman" in Island of Lost Souls (released December 1932), the first screen version of H.G. Wells's novel The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Charles Laughton

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Island of Lost Souls is an American pre-Code science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Béla Lugosi, and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman, theatrically released in 1932.
Laughton turned out other memorable performances during that first Hollywood trip, repeating his stage role as a murderer in Payment Deferred, playing H.G. Wells' mad vivisectionist Dr. Moreau in Island of Lost Souls, and the meek raspberry-blowing clerk in the brief segment of If I Had A Million, directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

Leila Hyams

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Island of Lost Souls is an American pre-Code science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Béla Lugosi, and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman, theatrically released in 1932.
Although she succeeded in films that required her to play pretty ingenues, and developed into a capable dramatic actress in 1930s crime melodramas, she is perhaps best remembered for two early 1930s horror movies, as the wise-cracking but kind-hearted circus performer in Freaks (1932) and as the heroine in the Bela Lugosi film Island of Lost Souls (1932).

Arthur Hohl

When Parker objects to the freighter's captain (Stanley Fields) mistreating M'ling (Tetsu Komai), an odd-looking passenger with strangely bestial festures, the captain tosses Parker overboard into Mr. Montgomery (Arthur Hohl) and Moreau's boat.
Hohl's two performances seen most often today are as Pete, the nasty boat engineer who tells the local sheriff about Julie (Helen Morgan) and her husband's (Donald Cook) secret interracial marriage in Show Boat (1936), and as Mr. Montgomery, the man who helps Richard Arlen and Leila Hyams to make their final escape in Island of Lost Souls (1932).

Richard Arlen

Island of Lost Souls is an American pre-Code science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Béla Lugosi, and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman, theatrically released in 1932.
Island of Lost Souls (1932) as Edward Parker

Pre-Code Hollywood

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Island of Lost Souls is an American pre-Code science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Béla Lugosi, and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman, theatrically released in 1932.
In Island of Lost Souls (1932), an adaptation of H. G. Wells' science-fiction novel, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Charles Laughton plays yet another mad scientist with a God complex.

The Island of Doctor Moreau

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The film was directed by Erle C. Kenton and produced by Paramount Pictures from a script co-written by science fiction legend Philip Wylie, the movie was the first non-silent film adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, published in 1896.
Island of Lost Souls (1932), with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi.

Erle C. Kenton

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The film was directed by Erle C. Kenton and produced by Paramount Pictures from a script co-written by science fiction legend Philip Wylie, the movie was the first non-silent film adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, published in 1896.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Stanley Fields (actor)

Stanley Fields
When Parker objects to the freighter's captain (Stanley Fields) mistreating M'ling (Tetsu Komai), an odd-looking passenger with strangely bestial festures, the captain tosses Parker overboard into Mr. Montgomery (Arthur Hohl) and Moreau's boat.
Island of Lost Souls (1932) - Captain Davies

Paul Hurst (actor)

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Ruth persuades Captain Donahue (Paul Hurst) to take her to Moreau's island.
Island of Lost Souls (1932) - Donahue

Tetsu Komai

When Parker objects to the freighter's captain (Stanley Fields) mistreating M'ling (Tetsu Komai), an odd-looking passenger with strangely bestial festures, the captain tosses Parker overboard into Mr. Montgomery (Arthur Hohl) and Moreau's boat.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Philip Wylie

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The film was directed by Erle C. Kenton and produced by Paramount Pictures from a script co-written by science fiction legend Philip Wylie, the movie was the first non-silent film adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, published in 1896.
Island of Lost Souls (1932) screenplay

George Irving (American actor)

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In the meantime, the American consul (George Irving) at Apia in Samoa, Parker's destination, learns where Parker is from the cowed freighter captain.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937

The reason for the initial ban was due to scenes of vivisection; it is likely that the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937, which forbade the portrayal of cruelty to animals in feature films released in Britain, was a significant factor in the BBFC's subsequent rejections.
Concern had been expressed in the press during the early to mid-1930s at scenes in mainstream feature films that were suspected of showing actual animal cruelty, one prominent example being Island of Lost Souls (1932).

Jocko Homo

sequence formed part of the lyrics to Devo's song "Jocko Homo," with Lugosi's query "Are we not men?"
It is based on a chant from the 1932 movie Island of Lost Souls. "Jocko Homo" introduced the call-and-response "Are we not men?"

British Board of Film Classification

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The film was examined and refused a certificate three times by the British Board of Film Censors, in 1933, 1951, and 1957.
The Bela Lugosi horror film Island of Lost Souls was refused a certificate when first submitted in 1932, was granted an X in the 1950s, and a 12 for home video release in 1996 – when submitted for a modern video classification in 2011, it was re-classified as a PG.

The Truth About De-Evolution

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providing the title to their 1978 debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Devo's short film "The Truth About De-Evolution" and an interview with founding members Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh are special features on the Criterion Collection release of the film.
It is included as an extra on the Criterion release of Island of Lost Souls (1932).

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977 film)

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The first was released in 1977 and stars Burt Lancaster as the doctor.
In terms of casting, Lancaster has been described as perfectly matching Wells' description of Moreau's physical appearance, unlike the other two actors to play the role on screen, Charles Laughton in Island of Lost Souls (1932) and Marlon Brando in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), both of whom were more portly and with receding hair.

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996 film)

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The second came out in 1996, with Marlon Brando as Moreau.
Island of Lost Souls (1932), starring Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi

Good for Your Soul

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and appeared on their 1983 album, Good for Your Soul.
The track "No Spill Blood" is inspired by the H. G. Wells' novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, and appears to directly quote Erle C. Kenton's 1932 film adaption of this novel, Island of Lost Souls. In this story, the mad scientist Dr. Moreau performed operations on wild beasts in order to make them more human and able to undertake menial tasks. When the beasts acted in an inappropriate manner, Dr. Moreau would crack his whip and challenge the beasts. In the film, this takes the form of a litany:

List of science fiction horror films

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Island of Lost Souls is an American pre-Code science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Béla Lugosi, and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman, theatrically released in 1932.

Bela Lugosi

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Island of Lost Souls is an American pre-Code science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Béla Lugosi, and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman, theatrically released in 1932.