Monsoon
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Cult-favorite director Edgar G. Ulmer has quite a disparate cast to work with in Isle of Forgotten Sins. The story is typically brawny adventure fare, concerning a band of hardy South Sea pearl divers. But instead of a group of he-man protagonists, the leading players include the likes of pudgy Frank Fenton, scrawny John Carradine and septugenarian Sidney Toler. They play their parts well, but they aren't terribly convincing as rough-and-ready adventurers. For the record, the plot is motivated by $3 million in gold, which went down to the bottom of the sea during a storm. A second monsoon… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The studio gave Edgar G. Ulmer an evocative title and a six-day schedule, which is more than enough for this bit of overpowering ingenuity"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Highly inventive, visually splendid, low budget adventure film."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Not one of Edgar G. Ulmer's most essential films, and it's more than a little clunky, but it features some inspired miniature work and an energetic lead performance by John Carradine."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"There were great underwater sea diving shots and the catastrophic storm was convincing, proving what an excellent craftsman Ulmer could be."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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