Isle of Intrigue

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Isle of Intrigue
Directed by A. R. Harwood
Produced by A. R. Harwood
Written by A. R. Harwood
Cinematography Leslie McCallum
Ed Wintle
A. R. Harwood Talkie Productions
Release date
26 September 1931
Running time
50 mins
Country Australia
Language English

Isle of Intrigue is a 1931 Australian film directed by A. R. Harwood. It was one of the first Australian talking movies.[1]


The pearling schooners of a trading firm are being robbed by a mysterious pirate. The son of the owner of the firm (James Alexander) goes to the South Pacific island of Avita to investigate and uncover the pirate's identity, vindicating a man who has been unjustly accused. He also has a romance.[2]


  • James Alexander
  • Helene Best
  • John Cairns
  • Darcy Kelway
  • Norman Shepherd
  • Dorothy Stanward


The film was filmed and released simultaneously with Spur of the Moment (1931), using many of the same cast and crew.[3] [4]


Reviews were generally positive.[5][6]


  1. ^ "AUSTRALIAN TALKIES.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 October 1931. p. 2. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "CINEMA NOTES.". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 6 November 1931. p. 5. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998 p154
  4. ^ "No. 1. Our Chances for World Markets.". Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 17 August 1933. p. 7. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "AUSTRALIAN TALKIES.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 9 November 1931. p. 13. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "THE PICTURES.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 28 September 1931. p. 10. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 

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