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Isle of Forgotten Sins

Isle of Forgotten Sins(1943)

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The viewed print was titled Monsoon. A plot synopsis in the file on the tilm in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library indicates that the story originally ended with "Mike" and "Marge" sacrificing themselves to save "Diane," one of Marge's hostesses. The PCA protested this ending, noting in a letter to Edgar G. Ulmer that "the glorified suicide of [Mike] Clancy and Marge, at the conclusion of this story, will be eliminated through the introduction of the suggestion that they still have hopes of reaching safety." In addition, the PCA insisted that "Marge and her girls will not be in any way suggestive of prostitutes," and that "a gambling element in connection with her establishment" be added "to further get away from any suggestion of prostitution." Despite the PCA's changes, some reviewers still referred to the inn as a brothel. Isle of Forgotten Sins was also the working title for the film Prisoner of Japan (see below). According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, Armenian actress Maria Zovian was considered for the role of Marge. Hollywood Reporter also reported that swimmer Judy Cook had been cast in the "jungle pool" sequence of the film, which was shot at the Ray Corrigan Ranch in Simi Valley, CA, but her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.