Island of Lost Women (1959)

Island of Lost Women (1959)





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In this adventure, a pilot and a radio commentator crash on an island just off the Australian coast and discover a crazed scientist and his three lovely daughters Venus, Urana, and Mercuria. The girls have never seen a man other than their father. When the commentator realizes that the scientist has been working on atomic experiments, he threatens to expose the scientist. In retaliation, the scientist destroys their airplane. Fortunately, the lovely daughters help them build a raft. Unfortunately, the mad mad scientist sets off a dreadful explosion. The ensuing blast attracts the attention of the Australian authorities. The survivors are soon rescued.
Action & Adventure , Classics
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Warner Bros.


Alan Napier
as Dr. Paul Lujan
Jeff Richards
as Mark Bradley
John Smith
as Joe Walker
June Blair
as Mercuria
Gavin Muir
as McBain
George Brand
as Garland
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Dull adventure tale.

Full Review… | December 15, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Island of Lost Women


Two men crash land on an isolated Pacific island inhabited by a reclusive nuclear scientist and his three beautiful daughters. The two men contrive to learn the reason for the scientist's withdrawal from the world while, at the same time, grappling with the attentions of those naive but curious females. While the plot is more than casually reminiscent of "Forbidden Planet" (minus the robot), this black-and-white "B" movie also manages to combine the sexual fantasy of the South Sea island with the 1950s paranoia surrounding the atomic bomb. Somewhat surprisingly, the results are quite watchable, even likeable, because all those concerned do their jobs with a degree of committment, thus avoiding the hokey humor and campy exaggerations which would have sabotaged a lesser effort. Alan Napier, (who later played Bruce Wayne's butler on the "Batman" TV series), makes a plausible scientist and his trio of daughters are attractively played -- with a bit more enthusiasm than histrionic skill -- by Venetia Stevenson, Diane Jergens, and June Blair. None made much of a mark in the movies but the two crash-landers, Jeff Richards and John Smith, hovered for a few years on the verge of "better things." Smith finally achieved a modicum of fame on the "Laramie" TV series. The by-play between these two men provides "Island of Lost Women" with its most intriguing subtext -- though most viewers at the time probably didn't notice it. While they flirt with the three females in a G-rated sort of way, they seem far more comfortable in dealing with other, leading one to wonder where their true interests lie. Adding to this mood is the fact that while the women are dressed throughout with a surprising degree of modesty, excuses are found for Richards and Smith to shed their shirts in order to provide generous helpings of "beefcake." (Richards is the dark, hairy-chested one whereas Smith is blond, boyish, and smooth-chested.) In one scene they even appear stuffed into tight swimsuits, and then there's the scene where Smith applies suntan oil to Richard's bare back. One gets the impression they've touched each other many times before.

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