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Movie Mike Presents: Island of Lost Souls (1933)


Charles Laughton is the giggling, nutty Dr. Moreau, who is turning animals into manlike creatures through vivisection in his House Of Pain. The beast-men worship him as god. They recite his laws in an eerie, pathetic ritual voiced by furry-faced Bela Lugosi — not to shed blood, eat meat, or go on all fours. Richard Arlen is the shipwrecked sailor the madman tries to mate with his creation, the Panther Woman (Kathleen Burke). This film has a moody, atmospheric quality that we rarely see today and an interesting Freudian subtext.

From the H.G. Wells story.

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