King of the Damned

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King of the Damned
Directed by Walter Forde
Written by Charles Bennett
Sidney Gilliat
Produced by Michael Balcon
Cinematography Bernard Knowles
Edited byCyril Randell
Music by Jack Beaver
Louis Levy
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
  • 1935 (1935)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

King of the Damned is a 1935 British prison film directed by Walter Forde and starring Conrad Veidt, Helen Vinson, Noah Beery and Cecil Ramage.


Plot summary

Convict 83 is a prisoner on an island, where the harsh regime of the Governor pushes him to lead a revolt. [1]



To avoid the usual French protests on films depicting Devil's Island, the producers gave all locations Spanish names and set the film in the Caribbean. [2]

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  2. p.91 Slide, Anthony Banned in the USA': British films in the United States and Their Censorship, 1933-1960 I.B.Tauris, 1998

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