Outcast of the Islands (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

Outcast of the Islands (1952)





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This film 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.


Trevor Howard
as Peter Willems
Ralph Richardson
as Captain Tom Lingard
Robert Morley
as Elmer Almayer
Wendy Hiller
as Mrs. Almayer
as Aissa
George Coulouris
as Babalatchi
Betty Ann Davies
as Mrs. Willens
Peter Illing
as Alagappan
Annabel Morley
as Nina Almayer
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All Critics (1)

It's intelligently handled and has a few sparkling moments that are unforgettable.

Full Review… | January 15, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Outcast of the Islands

Trevor Howard is terrific in the anti-hero role, but the rest of the cast is blah. Wendy Hiller is a fine actress, but here her talents are wasted in a very small role. The drama is something you can sink your teeth into, but Reed's direction is lackluster, especially coming off of The Third Man. There are a few noteworthy scenes, the rest of it doesn't seem to have much heart or thought in it. Also, it's rife with lousy rear projection.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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.

Ben Gui
Ben Gui

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