Island of Lost Souls

Synopsis: After his ship goes down, Edward Parker is rescued at sea. Parker gets into a fight with Captain Davies of the Apia and the Captain tosses him overboard while making a delivery to the tiny tropical island of Dr. Moreau. Parker discovers that Moreau has good reason to be so secretive on his lonely island. The doctor is a whip-cracking task master to a growing population of his own gruesome human/animal experiments. He does have one prize result, Lota the beautiful panther woman. Parker's fortunes for escape look up after his fiancée Ruth finds him with the help of fearless Captain Donohue. However, when Moreau's tribe of near-humans rises up to rebel, no one is safe...
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Erle C. Kenton
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
70 min

Mr. Hogan. Mr. Hogan!

Derelict afloat with a man on board.

- Whereabouts?

- Off your port bow.


- Get ahold of him, boys?

- Ah, we've got him. We've got him.

- Want to salvage that boat?

- No.

Take him to my cabin.

Ruth! Ruth!


Easy, old man.

Easy, easy, easy.

What ship is this?

The Covena. Trading ship.

We picked you up adrift.

Oh, yeah. I remember.

- Where's she bound?

- Apia.


I'm in luck.



That's where -

where I was bound when -

when my ship went down.

- Yeah. The Lady Vain, wasn't it?

- Yeah.

Yeah, we picked up her S.O.S.

Then you - you got a wireless aboard?


Will you send a message for me?

Sure, sure.

But you'd better make it short.

You've got a lot of resting to do.


- I suppose it's to Ruth?

- How'd you know her name?

I've heard nothing else

for the last two hours.

She's my fiance.

We're going to be married in Apia.

- Miss Ruth, uh -

- Thomas. Continental Hotel.

What's the message?

Tell her I was picked up by this boat

and when we expect to arrive.

Also that I'm all right -

thanks to you, Doctor.

You are a doctor, aren't you?


At least I was...

once upon a time.

- What's up, old chap?

- Bulletin on the wreck - Lady Vain.

Oh. Oh, yes.

Say, let's go see this.

Good afternoon.

Be very careful.

I leave at dawn.

Miss Thomas! Miss Thomas!

Oh, right here.

- For me?

- Radiogram.

Thank you.

- How do you feel?

- How do I look?

- Better.

- That's the way I feel.

A little turn around the deck

will do you good.

Not a bad idea.

You know,

I thought I heard those things.

Say, what is this, a floating zoo?

Well, yes, in a way.

Morning, Captain.

- I want to thank you, Captain, for -

- Who are you?

Uh, Mr. Parker,

this is Captain Davies.

- How do you do -

- Parker? Parker?

Yeah, we picked him up

day before yesterday.

- Why wasn't I told about it?

- Well, we tried to wake you.

- Well, why didn't you?

- You had a slight list to port.

- What do you mean?

- You were drunk.

Drunk, was I?

Well, why wouldn't I be,

with a cargo like I got?

- Cargo is cargo.

- Yeah, I know.

But this boatload of filthy animals -

All the way from Mombasa

to where?

To some island. Which island?

You answer me that, Mr. Montgomery.

- You're well paid for it.

- Yeah.

An island without a name.

An island not on the chart.

Hey, you think I don't know

whose island that is, don't you?

- Well, I do, Mr. Sawbones Montgomery.

- Easy, Captain.

Well, it's Dr. Moreau's island.

Dr. Moreau's island, and it stinks

all over the whole South Seas!

Superstitious South Seas gossip!

Dr. Moreau is a brilliant man

and a great scientist.

Great scientist, huh?

Well, if you ask me, he's a black-handed,

grave-robbin' ghoul.

That's what he is.

Oh, what's the use?

You're drunk.


Hey, what'd you say?

- Nothing.

- Well, that's all right then.

Hey, what do you got there?

- Slop for dogs.

- Slop?

Ain't there enough slop

on this deck already?

M'ling, get out.

Yeah, before I -

Go on.

So I'm drunk, am I?

Only a drunken man

would do a thing like that.

That means trouble.

There now. You're all right.


Go forward and stay forward.

Say, who is that fella?

My servant. That's all.

Hey, look here, Parker. You'd better

get out of sight and stay out.

There'll be plenty of trouble

when he comes to.

Easy, Captain.

Get it off of there!

Overboard with

the whole spittin' mess of 'em.

Lower away!

Here it is!

- Hey, is that Moreau over there?

- Yeah.

Say, what is all this mystery

about, uh, Moreau and his island?

I don't know.

Rate this script:(5.00 / 1 vote)

Waldemar Young

Waldemar Young (July 1, 1878 – August 30, 1938) was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 81 films between 1917 and 1938. more…

All Waldemar Young scripts | Waldemar Young Scripts

(1 fan)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Island of Lost Souls" STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 26 Jan. 2023. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.