Isle of Escape
Isle of Escape is a 1930 American pre-Code film produced and released by Warner Bros.. The film stars Monte Blue and Myrna Loy and is set in the South Seas. Blue had been playing man-stranded-on-island roles in such films as White Shadows in the South Seas at MGM towards the end of the silent era and continued doing so in this early talkie.
|Isle of Escape|
|Directed by||Howard Bretherton|
|Written by||J. Grubb Alexander|
|Story by||Jack McLaren|
|Based on||play by Campbell Dixon|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|60 minutes (6 reels)|
Dave Wade, a young miner, manages to escape from some cannibals in the South Seas who have killed all of his companions. He arrives at the island of Samora with a bag of gold which he managed to save. Here he meets a brutal man named Shane and a woman named Stella, who had been forced into a secret marriage with Shane. The couple run a small hotel. Stella immediately sympathizes with Dave's plight, while Shane sets his greedy eyes on his gold. After the death of Stella's mother, Dave escapes with her to another island. Here they meet Moira, a native girl, who falls in love with Dave and desperately tries to divert his love away from Stella. Eventually, Shane discovers the whereabouts of his wife and arrives on the island.
According to Warner Bros., the film earned $224,000 domestically and $58,000 foreign.
- Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 10 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Isle of Escape
- The American Film Institute Catalogue of Feature Films 1921-30 c. 1971 by The American Film Institute