Island of the Dead (1955 film)

Island of the Dead (German: Die Toteninsel) is a 1955 West German drama film directed by Viktor Tourjansky and starring Willy Birgel, Inge Egger and Folke Sundquist.[1] It premiered at the Marmorhaus in Berlin.

Island of the Dead
Directed byViktor Tourjansky
Produced byHerbert O. Horn
Written by
  • Hans-Ulrich Horster (novel)
  • Victor De Fast
  • Juliane Kay
  • Erich Kröhnke
  • Viktor Tourjansky
  • Lore Stapenhorst
Music byHans-Otto Borgmann
CinematographyGünther Anders
Edited byWalter Fredersdorf
Unicorn Film
Distributed byNeue Filmverleih
Release date
23 August 1955
Running time
97 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Dieter Bartels and Wilhelm Vorwerg.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.43


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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