King of the Damned


1h 21m 1936

Brief Synopsis

Revolt on a prison island is a parable of workers revolution. A cruel and repressive penal colony is the setting for a prison revolt with a special twist...the prisoners want to stay on and govern themselves in a humane and productive working community. Well that's the theory anyway but circumstances make their venture a lot more complicated than that.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 20, 1936
Premiere Information
London opening: Dec 1935
Production Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play King of the Damned by John Chancellor (production undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,835ft

Synopsis

The oppressed convicts of a Caribbean prison camp revolt against their new, corrupt commandant, who hopes to use their revolt as an excuse to work them even harder on a road construction site. The commandant dies in the revolt, but first calls upon a nearby warship to bomb the camp. When order is restored, Anna, the commandant's daughter, comes to the aid of the convicts and obtains a fair hearing for them.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 20, 1936
Premiere Information
London opening: Dec 1935
Production Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play King of the Damned by John Chancellor (production undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,835ft

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Modern sources include Producer Michael Balcon, Addt dial Noel Langley, Design Oscar Werndorff, Costumes Schiaparelli, Editing Cyril Randell, Sound A. F. Birch and Music Director Louis Levy in the production.