Isle of Escape

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Isle of Escape
Isle Of Escape 1930 Poster.jpg
likenesses of Monte Blue and Myrna Loy
Directed by Howard Bretherton
Written by J. Grubb Alexander
Lucien Hubbard
Story by Jack McLaren
Based on play by Campbell Dixon
Starring Monte Blue
Myrna Loy
Betty Compson
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
March 1, 1930
Running time
60 minutes (6 reels)
Country United States
Language English

Isle of Escape is a 1930 American Pre-Code film produced and released by Warner Bros.. The film stars Monte Blue and Myrna Loy and is set in the South Seas. Blue had been playing the man-stranded-on-island roles, in such films as White Shadows in the South Seas at MGM towards the end of the silent era and in this early talkie film continues on in the tradition.[1]


Monte Blue, a young miner, manages to escape from some cannibals in the South Seas who have killed all of his companions. He arrives at the island of Samora with a bag of gold which he managed to save. Here he meets a brutal man, played by Noah Beery, and a pitiable woman, played by Betty Compson, who had been forced into a secret marriage with Beery. They both run a small hotel. Compson immediately sympathizes with the plight of Blue while Beery sets his greedy eyes on his gold. After the death of Compson's mother, Blue escapes with her to another island. Here they meet an exotic native girl, played by Myrna Loy, who falls in love with Blue and desperately tries to divert his love away from Compson. Eventually, Beery discovers the whereabouts of his wife and arrives on the island.


Preservation status[edit]

Isle of Escape is believed to be a lost film as no copies are known to exist. Recently, a small fragment, running about forty seconds, was discovered by a private collector.[2]


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Isle of Escape
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalogue of Feature Films 1921-30 c. 1971 by The American Film Institute

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