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Ronald Colman
Director: Wesley Ruggles Cast: Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
, Ann Harding
Ann Harding
, Louis Wolheim
Louis Wolheim
Wesley Ruggles




Ronald Colman's second talking picture, Condemned is a snail's-pace melodrama set on a Devil's Island. The evils of the notorious French penal colony are treated head-on, though the awkwardness of early-talkie techniques lessen the impact of several scenes. The plot has Colman, a condemned bank robber, working his way into the confidence of the warden (Dudley Digges) and into the heart of the warden's frustrated wife (Ann Harding). When she leaves for France, Colman escapes in order to join her. Condemned was adapted from Blair Niles' novel Condemned to Devil's Island by future Gone with the Wind screenwriter Sidney Howard.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2018
UPC: 0888574657499
Original Release: 1929
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 59,710

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ronald Colman Michel Oban
Ann Harding Madame Vidal
Louis Wolheim Jacques Duval
Billy Elmer Pierre
John George Actor
Henry Ginsberg Actor
Albert Kingsley Felix
Constantine Romanoff Brute Convict
John Schwartz Inmate
William Vaughan Orderly
William Von Brincken Vidal's Orderly
Dudley Digges Warden Jean Vidal

Technical Credits
Wesley Ruggles Director
George Barnes Cinematographer
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Stuart Heisler Editor
Sidney Howard Screenwriter
William Cameron Menzies Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Gregg Toland Cinematographer

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