Outcast of the Islands (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

Outcast of the Islands (1952)





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Movie Info

This film is a reasonably faithful adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel. Trevor Howard plays a degenerate British expatriate who wanders aimlessly around a Malayan island. Most of the film involves the search for Howard by those on whom he's turned his back.


Trevor Howard
as Peter Willems
Ralph Richardson
as Captain Tom Lingard
Robert Morley
as Elmer Almayer
Wendy Hiller
as Mrs. Almayer
as Aissa
George Coulouris
as Babalatchi
Betty Ann Davies
as Mrs. Willens
Peter Illing
as Alagappan
Annabel Morley
as Nina Almayer
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Critic Reviews for Outcast of the Islands

All Critics (3)

A sombre but compelling melodrama...Carol Reed expertly uses a fine cast and authentic backgrounds in this British film.

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The basic mistake of this adaptation seems to lie in the script, which is so overwhelmed by the narrative itself that the characters and relationships fail mostly to crystallise.

February 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's intelligently handled and has a few sparkling moments that are unforgettable.

January 15, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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