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The Island of Dr. Moreau Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In The Island of Dr. Moreau, which is based on a novella by H.G. Wells, Braddock (Michael York) is a decent young Englishman who has unaccountably been saved from being thrown overboard from a ship sailing in a remote area of the Pacific by the mysterious Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport). Dr. Montgomery is accompanying a cargo of animals destined for a tropical island. At first an "honored guest" (prisoner) on that island, he is finds his contacts with the natives increasingly disturbing, for they are not like any men he has ever seen. Eventually it transpires that these "men" are experimental reconstructions from wild animals made by a particularly sinister scientist, Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster). He feels that he is in danger from the animal/men and from Dr. Moreau himself and does not know where to turn. This story was also filmed in 1933 as The Island of Lost Souls, starring Charles Laughton as the monomaniacal Dr. Moreau and was remade yet again in 1996 with Marlon Brando in the title role. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Burt Lancaster
as Dr. Moreau
Michael York
as Braddock
Nigel Davenport
as Montgomery
Barbara Carrera
as Maria
Richard Basehart
as Sayer Of The Law
Nick Cravat
as M'Ling
Bob Ozman
as Bullman
Fumio Demura
as Hyenaman
Gary Baxley
as Lionman

Crew

Don Taylor
Director
Skip Steloff
Producer
John Temple-Smith
Producer
John Herman Shaner
Screenwriter
Al Ramrus
Screenwriter
Gerry Fisher
Cinematographer
Laurence Rosenthal
Composer (Music Score)
Marion Rothman
Editor
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Executive Producer
Sandy Howard
Executive Producer
Emma Porteous
Costume Designer
Richard La Motte
Costume Designer
David Hildyard
Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Bender
First Assistant Director
Tony Epper
Stunts
Eric Cord
Stunts
Thomas R. Burman
Makeup Special Effects
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