The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island

Director: Benjamin Christensen, Lucien Hubbard, Maurice Tourneur
Cast: Lionel Barrymore

DVD (Full Frame)

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Jules Verne's fantastic 19th century novel Mysterious Island provided the title and little else for this spectacular filmization. Lionel Barrymore plays an altruistic scientist who has built an underground city, hoping to use the modernistic devices he has installed to bring about world peace. But evil Slavic nobleman Montagu Love, whom Barrymore regards as a friend, has other plans. He kidnaps Barrymore's daughter and forces the kindly scientist to gear up his inventions to make war. With the help of hero Lloyd Hughes, and with the unexpected assistance of a race of duck-like underwater humanoids, Barrymore destroys his subterranean domain and foils the villain's plans--at the cost of his own life. Though essentially a silent film, Mysterious Island includes several well-integrated sound sequences; its highlight was a Technicolor submarine ride. The 1961 version of Mysterious Island has absolutely nothing to do with the 1929 version beyond its claim (again) to be based on the Verne original.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2019
UPC: 0883929675265
Original Release: 1929
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 10,849

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lionel Barrymore Count Dakkar
Jane Daly Sonia Dakkar
Lloyd Hughes Nicolai Roget
Montagu Love Falon
Harry Gribbon Mikhail
Snitz Edwards Anton
Gibson Gowland Dmitry
Karl Dane Actor
Pauline Starke Actor

Technical Credits
Benjamin Christensen Director
Lucien Hubbard Director,Screenwriter
Maurice Tourneur Director
James Basevi Special Effects
Martin Broones Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Percy Hilburn Cinematographer
Art Lange Score Composer
Carl Pierson Editor,Screenwriter
Irving G. Ries Special Effects
J. Ernest Williamson Producer,Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Mysterious Island
1. Chapter 1 [8:20]
2. Chapter 2 [8:23]
3. Chapter 3 [9:04]
4. Chapter 4 [7:53]
5. Chapter 5 [7:43]
6. Chapter 6 [8:00]
7. Chapter 7 [8:10]
8. Chapter 8 [7:44]
9. Chapter 9 [7:59]
10. Chapter 10 [8:01]
11. Chapter 11 [8:06]
12. Chapter 12 [3:47]
13. Chapter 13 [:11]

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