Isle of the Dead script
Synopsis: Gen. Nikolas Pherides (Boris Karloff) takes leave from the 1912 Balkan War to visit a small island in Greece, where his wife is buried. While there, a plague breaks out -- and along with an American reporter (Marc Cramer) and several other travelers, Pherides is forced to stay when quarantine is declared. Soon, locals and foreigners alike succumb to the influence of Madame Kyra (Helene Thimig), who accuses a nurse (Ellen Drew) of being a vampire and the true cause of the recent deaths.

GENERAL:

(looking up)

Your father always prescribed it,

and I'm alive to tell you so.

FULL SHOT — the entire party inside the tent. In the

meantime, the barber-surgeon has finished his work and is

binding up the General's arm. He cinches the bandage tight.

The doctor shrugs.

DR. DROSSOS

At least get a decent night's

sleep.

(smiling)

Consider it a prescription from my

father..

The General nods. The three officers and the Adjutant leave,

pausing at the tent flap to call back their "good nights".

Hardly have they gone when the General rises from his chair

and begins to pace the narrow floor of the tent; his shadow

walking with him on the side walls and ceiling. The young

correspondent looks up and watches him. Finally, he speaks.

MED. TWO SHOT - Oliver and the General.

OLIVER:

Why not Take the doctor's advice?

You're the hero of the battle of

Corphon.

GENERAL:

Hero?

OLIVER:

(insistently)

In the New York Morning Globe,

the man who wins victory is always

a hero. -

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John Griffith Wray

John Griffith Wray (August 30, 1881 - July 15, 1929)[1][2][3] was an American stage actor and director who later became a noted Hollywood silent film director. He worked on 19 films between 1913 and 1929 that included Anna Christie (1923) and Human Wreckage (1923), Dorothy Davenport's story about her husband Wallace Reid's drug addiction and death. He has been the husband of Bradley King. more…

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