The Isle of Lost Ships (1929 film)

The Isle of Lost Ships is a 1929 talking film released in an alternative silent version with a Vitaphone track of effects and music. The picture was produced by Richard A. Rowland and distributed by Warner Bros.. Irvin Willat was the director with Jason Robards Sr., Virginia Valli and Noah Beery Sr. in the leads. It is based on the 1909 novel The Isle of Dead Ships by Crittenden Marriott, and is also a remake of Maurice Tourneur's now lost 1923 classic of the same name. This film is preserved at the Library of Congress.[1][2][3][4][5]

The Isle of Lost Ships
Isle of Lost Ships poster.jpg
Directed byIrvin Willat
Written byFred Myton (scenario, dialogue, titles)
Paul Perez (dialogue, titles)
Based onThe Isle of Dead Ships
by Crittenden Marriott
Produced byRichard A. Rowland
StarringJason Robards Sr.
Virginia Valli
Noah Beery Sr.
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byJohn Rawlins
Music byCecil Copping
Alois Reiser
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
November 29, 1929
Running time
9 reels; 7,576
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Isle of Lost Ships at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..The Isle of Lost Ships
  4. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (<-book title) page 90 by The American Film Institute, c.1978
  5. ^ 1957 MOVIES FROM AAP Warner Bros Features & Cartoons SALES BOOK DIRECTED AT TV

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