Sinners in Paradise

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"EXPLOSIVE DRAMA of 7 dangerous men and a woman marooned on a primitive island"
  • Passed
  • 1938
  • 1 hr 5 min
  • 5.7  (524)

Sinners in Paradise is a captivating drama film directed by James Whale and released in 1938. The film revolves around the story of three strangers who find themselves stranded on an island paradise in the Pacific Ocean. It stars Madge Evans as Dorothy Wilson, John Boles as Michael Fraser, and Bruce Cabot as Dan Miller. The movie starts with the shipwreck of the trio on a deserted island, which turns out to be a luxurious resort full of wealth and pleasure. The deserted island is actually owned by a millionaire named Horace Woodruff (played by Donald Meek), who built the island to indulge his fantasies and vices. The three survivors are surprised to find that the island has all the luxuries of a posh resort, including a luxurious hotel, restaurants, casinos, swimming pools, and all other amenities to keep the guests entertained.

After they settle in, Dan Miller (Bruce Cabot) quickly realizes that the island paradise is not that perfect after all. He finds out that Mr. Woodruff has plans to use him to get rid of his cheating wife, who is having an affair with another man. Meanwhile, Dorothy Wilson (Madge Evans) is trying to locate her fiancé, who she believes is also stranded on the island. Michael Fraser (John Boles), a successful businessman, is just happy to be alive, but he soon learns that he is not free to leave the island.

As the story progresses, the three strangers start to uncover the truth about the island paradise and its dubious owner, Horace Woodruff. They are caught in a web of deceit and blackmail as they try to make their way back to civilization. The trio must navigate their way through a dangerous world where greed and deception are the norm. The film explores themes of morality, integrity, and the power of money and deception.

The performances of the lead actors are solid and engaging, with Madge Evans giving a particularly mesmerizing performance as Dorothy Wilson. She brings a sense of empathy and warmth to the character, making her the most likable of the trio. Bruce Cabot and John Boles also deliver strong performances, bringing depth and complexity to their respective roles.

The film's cinematography is also noteworthy, with stunning visuals capturing the beauty of the island paradise contrasted with the ugliness of the human condition. The lush tropical landscapes, white sand beaches, and crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean are breathtakingly depicted. The film also showcases the opulent lifestyles of the rich and famous as they indulge in their vices.

With its intriguing storyline, powerful performances, and beautiful visuals, Sinners in Paradise is a classic Hollywood film that remains as relevant today as it was in 1938. It is a film that explores the darkest corners of the human psyche, revealing the true price of greed and power. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in classic Hollywood cinema and captivating storytelling.

Sinners in Paradise is a 1938 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 5 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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  • Release Date
    1938
  • MPAA Rating
    Passed
  • Runtime
    1 hr 5 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (524)