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Island of Lost Women

A farfetched, south seas island, mad scientist adventure. The main attractions are three pretty girls, Venetia Stevenson, Dianne Jergens and June Blair. The mad scientist is Alan Napier, who some will fondly remember as Batman's butler, Alfred, in the '60s TV series. Directed by Frank W Tuttle. Released in 1959. Some missing frames Original release ran 71 minutes. CAST NOTE: Venetia Stevenson is best known for playing the ill-fated Nan Barlow in "Horror Hotel" (a.k.a. "City of the Dead") which is available here at IA. Venetia is the daughter of British actress Anna Lee, who is represented here at IA in "Non-Stop New York," "The Man Who Changed His Mind" and "King Solomon's Mines."



Island of Lost Women is a 71-minute, black-and-white movie, directed by Frank Tuttle, which was released by Warner Brothers in 1959.
Its plot borrows from the 1956 science fiction classic Forbidden Planet which, in turn, lifted much of its plot from Shakespeare's The Tempest. Jeff Richards plays Mark Bradley, a radio commentator whose pilot, Joe Walker (John Smith (actor)), is flying him across the Pacific to a conference in Australia. Engine troubles develop and Smith makes a forced landing on a small, perhaps uncharted island inhabited by Dr. Paul Lujan (Alan Napier).
Dr. Lujan, unfriendly to the point of hostility, orders the intruders to leave immediately but their plane has been too badly damaged to permit this. He then grudgingly introduces Bradley and Walker to his trio of young, beautiful daughters, Venus (Venetia Stevenson), Urana (Diane Jergens) and Mercuria (June Blair). The visitors soon learn that Dr. Lujan is a scientist who has fled the civilized world because of his fears of the havoc which can be wrought by the discovery of nuclear energy.
To the doctor's disapproval, two of his daughters fall in love with the two strangers, forcing them to choose between staying on the island or returning to civilization.

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  • Category:1959 films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:1950s adventure films
    Category:Films directed by Frank Tuttle
    Category:Films set in Oceania

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