- Outcast of the Islands review by RP
They don't make them like this any more! Superb acting, excellent dialogue, 'proper' actors, goodies and baddies, black-and-white.
Directed by Carol Reed and based on the Joseph Conrad novel, the film tells the tale of Peter Willems (Trevor Howard) as a downright cad who first cheats his employer, becomes a social outcast, meets up with old friend Captain Tom Lingard (Ralph Richardson) who takes pity on him, and takes him to a remote trading outpost. There he becomes infatuated with a native girl, betrays the trust and friendship of Captain Lingard - and ends up as a total outcast.
Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller, George Coulouris all have excellent parts and even Robert Morley's daughter plays a part. A classic. 5/5 stars - highly recommended.
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