King of the Damned

King of the Damned is a 1935 British prison film directed by Walter Forde and starring Conrad Veidt, Helen Vinson, Noah Beery and Cecil Ramage.

King of the Damned
Directed byWalter Forde
Produced byMichael Balcon
Written byCharles Bennett
Music byJack Beaver
Louis Levy
CinematographyBernard Knowles
Edited byCyril Randell
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

Convict 83 is a prisoner on an island, where the harsh regime of the Governor pushes him to lead a revolt.[1]



To avoid the usual French protests on films depicting Devil's Island, the producers gave all locations Spanish names and set the film in the Caribbean.[2]


  2. p.91 Slide, Anthony Banned in the USA': British films in the United States and Their Censorship, 1933-1960 I.B.Tauris, 1998

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