Outcast of the Islands 1951

Can’t say I know too much about this film, although my neighbour of many years often mentioned it – and how good it was.

It starred Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller and Kerima

Kerima - Outcast of the Islands.

Above: Kerima

Kerima with her husband Guy Hamilton 1974

Above: Kerima with husband Guy Hamilton who directed The Man With The Golden Gun 1974 at the Film Premier in London being presented to Prince Philip.

 

Outcast iof the Islands

 

Carol Reed’s “An Outcast Of The Islands” is generally considered to be the finest film ever made of Joseph Conrad’s tales.

The film stuck to the basic story of Willems and his betrayal of Almayer and Captain Lingard for a beautiful native girl.

Trevor Howard gave many memorable, delicate performances in his life but this performance as a man who was poor enough material to begin with but goes to seed, is probably his best.

The supporting cast is good, with Robert Morley playing the most despicable character, and Ralph Richardson as the decent Captain Lingard.

Wendy Hiller cuts a tragic figure as Mrs. Almayer.

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Above: Lingard’s Ship lying in the Harbour – actually filmed in Ceylon ( Sri Lanka)

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Above: Another Scene filmed in Ceylon

Robert Morley

Robert Morley 2

 

Above: Robert Morley looking suitably unpleasant in this film  An Outcast of the Islands 1951

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