Director Ewald Andre Dupont
|Release date 1931|
Based on play by Frank Harvey
Writer Ewald Andre Dupont (play), Ewald Andre Dupont (screenplay), Frank Harvey (play), Victor Kendall
Tagline They were swept away on an undercurrent of tense emotion!
Cape Forlorn is a 1931 British drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont and starring Fay Compton, Frank Harvey and Ian Hunter. It was the English-language version of a British International Pictures multiple-language production with France and Germany which also made Le cap perdu and Menschen im Käfig.
A lighthouse on a lonely coast of New Zealand is looked after by lighthouse keeper William Kell. Kell marries Eileen, a dancer in a cabaret, who winds up having an affair with Kell's assistant, Cass. Eileen then begins flirting with a stranger, Kingsley, an absconder who is rescued from the wreck of a motor launch. Kingsley and Cass quarrel; the woman rushes upon the scene with a revolver, fires blindly, and Cass Is shot dead.
The movie was based on a play which premiered in 1930. It was written by Frank Harvey who appeared in the original cast.
Shooting took place in late 1930 and it was made in English, French and German.
The film was originally banned in Australia by the censor but this was overturned on appeal after a number of cuts were agreed upon.
Reviews were poor.
Shortly after the film was released in Australia, Harvey appeared in a production of the play at the Criterion Theatre in Sydney. Harvey said this was in part because the film version had so changed his play.
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