Devil's Island
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Devil's Island
Veteran movie heavy Boris Karloff plays a sympathetic role in Devil's Island. Karloff portrays a humanitarian physician, arrested for treating the wounds of a treasonous fugitive. Sent to the Devil's Island penal colony, Dr. Karloff runs afoul of sadistic commandant James Stephenson, who seems obsessed by the guillotine (an execution sequence is one of the film's longest scenes). Stephenson's wife Nedda Harrigan, fed up with her husband's cruelties, aids Karloff in turning the tables on the commandant. Participating in an escape, Karloff makes his way to freedom and clears… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While the camera probes the brutalities inflicted on the prisoners, the drama is savagely realistic."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Socially relevant drama about abusive conditions in France's Devil's Island penal colony."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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