Adventure Island (film)
Adventure Island is a 1947 American South Seas action/adventure film shot in Cinecolor and directed by Sam Newfield (using the pseudonym "Peter Stewart") for Paramount Pictures' Pine-Thomas Productions—one of the few times director Newfield worked for a major studio—and starring Rory Calhoun and Rhonda Fleming.
|Directed by||Sam Newfield as "Peter Steward"|
|Produced by||William H. Pine|
William C. Thomas
|Screenplay by||Maxwell Shane|
|Based on||The Ebb Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Music by||Darrell Calker|
|Edited by||Howard A. Smith|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Three sailors and a woman (Rhonda Fleming) roam an island ruled by a deadly tyrant.
The film was made by Pine-Thomas Productions who specialised in lower budgeted action movies. However their budget for this was larger than they usually employed, ranging between $250,000-$300,000.
Rory Calhoun and Rhoda Fleming were borrowed from David O. Selznick. Filming started in September 1946 in Catalina. Ninety percent of the film was shot at Catalina, to reduce the need for studio space.
- "$750,000-$1,000,000 class held just right by Pine Thomas". Variety. 26 January 1949. p. 7.
- KELLY AND GLAZER BUY 'HALF CASTE' New York Times 5 Sep 1946: 34.
- "Briefs from the lots". Variety. 4 September 1946. p. 7.
- "Alpha Video - Adventure Island (1947) / Gun Cargo (1949)". Retrieved 2015-08-24.
- Adventure Island on IMDb
- Adventure Island at TCMDB
- Adventure Island at BFI
- Review of film at Variety
- Adventure Island is available for free download at the Internet Archive (print is in black & white)
- Adventure Island at AllMovie
- Adventure Island at Rotten Tomatoes