Isle of the Dead

Rated NR 72 minutes 1945

Gen. Nikolas Pherides (Boris Karloff) takes leave from the 1912 Balkan War to visit a small island in Greece, where his wife is buried. While there, a plague breaks out -- and along with an American reporter (Marc Cramer) and several other travelers, Pherides is forced to stay when quarantine is declared. Soon, locals and foreigners alike succumb to the influence of Madame Kyra (Helene Thimig), who accuses a nurse (Ellen Drew) of being a vampire and the true cause of the recent deaths.

Film Credits

Director: Mark Robson

Writer: Josef Mischel and Ardel Wray

Producer: Val Lewton

Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery, Helene Thimig, Alan Napier, Jason Robards Sr., Skelton Knaggs, Sherry Hall, Ernest Dorian and Erick Hanson

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