Four Frightened People (1934)





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In this film, four coastal steamer passengers jump ship when a deadly bubonic plague breaks out. They steal a lifeboat and land on a remote Malayan island. As the four adapt themselves to the rigors of jungle life, but with their guide dead, the castaways are captured by hostile Islanders.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy , Drama
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De Mille Pictures


Herbert Marshall
as Arnold Ainger
William Gargan
as Stewart Corder
Claudette Colbert
as Judy Cavendish
Ethel Griffies
as Mrs. Ainger's mother
Mary Boland
as Mrs. Mardick
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Ainger
Leo Carrillo
as Montague
Chris-Pin Martin
as Native boatman
Tetsu Komai
as Native Chief
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1934, OK? Four ship passengers flee Bubonic Plague onboard. They meet Leo Carrillo, the only "Englishman" on the island they row to. The jungle awaits and they have to walk through it. Torn clothes and dangers. Three of the people have major personality changes. Claudette Colbert as a frightened schoolteacher with hair in a start with. The Four manage to survive the ordeal. One of them forces population control on a tribe that took her hostage. C. B. DeMille, but don't prejudge it by that.

Alaine B
Alaine B

Utter balderdash with the DeMille touch has to do with people stranded on an island fending off man and beast. Somehow going through the rigors of the jungle makes Claudette more attractive rather than less, she even has an indistinct but very definite nude scene under a waterfall. Herbert Marshall is fine as usual but the real standout is Mary Boland doing her best fluttery nincompoop, the periods when she disappears from the film it really suffers because of it.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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I wasn't impressed by this movie, I didn't see it very long ago, and I barely remember it. I think it had a stupid ending too.

Aj V
Aj V

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