Madman Stephen Danel (Peter Lorre) presides over a prison on a remote island in the Pacific, where he works the convicts to death and profits from their labor. Aware that Danel has a hand in a slave trading ring and that all is not well on the island, government agent Mark Sheldon (Robert Wilcox) poses as a crook and has himself shipped out to the tropical penal colony. There, he teams up with Danel's abused wife, Lorraine (Rochelle Hudson), in an effort to bring down the psychotic slave driver
Reviewer:Thomas E Dewey
September 2, 2022 Subject:
You Will Hate The Fu**ing Villain So Much
Peter Lorre portrays a sick and twisted fu** of a villainous antagonistic slave trader and spouse abuser in the completely underrated motion picture masterpiece Island Of Doomed Men. Thank heavens that this completely venomous and stinking piece of gosh darn sh*t baddie, per the Hayes Code regulating Hollywood films produced at the time (late 1930s - early 1960s), gets his comeuppance via our bravely heroic protagonist - a undercover government agent.