Mysterious Island (1951)

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Union prisoners use a balloon to escape a Southern prison camp near the end of the Civil War and end up marooned on a mysterious volcanic island with very unusual inhabitants.


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7 July 2008 | dbborroughs
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| Too many plot lines and too many characters
Columbia takes the Jules Verne classic and brings it to the big screen for the second time in a cliffhanging story that now includes aliens thrown into the American Civil War period tale. As 1950's Columbia serials go this is pretty good. The story, which in some ways is the closet to the novel isn't bad, dealing with trying to survive on the island as well as dealing with pirates, a mad man and the aliens, but it breaks down because by the end there are simply too many plot lines running through the story and there are too many characters to keep track of. It is enjoyable but at the same time to begins to circle back on itself about half way into the serial, which makes trying to watch this in a single sitting (or two) difficult. Worth a look, but keep it broken up over several nights.

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