Outcast of the Islands (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

Outcast of the Islands (1952)

Outcast of the Islands





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Partially filmed on location in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Outcast of the Islands is a reasonably faithful adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel. Trevor Howard plays a degenerate British expatriate who wanders aimlessly around a Malayan island. Most of the film involves the search for Howard by those on whom he's turned his back. None of the characters is particularly likable; even Howard loses audience sympathy for his plight by betraying one of his closest friends (Ralph Richardson), a ship's captain who'd raised Howard from boyhood. The unrelenting pessimism of Outcast of the Islands was such that the American distributors felt the need to ease the characters' pain by editing the picture down from 102 minutes to 94. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Ralph Richardson
as Capt. Lingard
Trevor Howard
as Peter Willems
Robert Morley
as Mr. Almayer
as Aissa
Wendy Hiller
as Mrs. Almayer
George Coulouris
as Babalatchi
Betty Ann Davies
as Mrs. Williams
Peter Illing
as Alagappan
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It's intelligently handled and has a few sparkling moments that are unforgettable.

Full Review… | January 15, 2015
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Unfortunately I don't remember it very well. But I do recall to have left the theater with the same smile as the one I had reading my first Conrad novel.

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