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Directed byWesley Ruggles
Written byBlair Niles
(story "Condemned to Devil's Island")
Sidney Howard (screenplay)
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
StarringRonald Colman
Ann Harding
Dudley Digges
Louis Wolheim
William Elmer
CinematographyGeorge Barnes
Gregg Toland
Edited byStuart Heisler
Music byHugo Riesenfeld
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release dates
  • November 3, 1929 (1929-11-03) (premiere)
  • November 16, 1929 (1929-11-16) (wide)
Running time
86 minutes (sound)
9000 ft. (silent)
CountryUnited States
Budget$600,000 (estimated)

Condemned is a 1929 American black-and-white pre-Code melodrama, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and starring Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim, William Elmer, and Wilhelm von Brincken. The movie was adapted by Sidney Howard from the novel by Blair Niles.


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Production background

This film was also released in a silent version running 9000 feet.[1] In 1930, Colman was nominated for an Academy Award in the Acting category for his work in this film and in Bulldog Drummond (1929). Condemned was the first of eight films written by Sidney Howard for producer Samuel Goldwyn, the last of which was Raffles (1939).[citation needed]


Note: this list is incomplete

International releases

The film is known by a variety of other names, including: Condenado in Portugal and Spain, Condemned to Devil's Island in the USA reissue, Condenado a Isla del Diablo in Argentina, Flucht von der Teufelsinsel in Austria, and L'isola del diavolo in Italy.

See also


  1. ^ Condemned,; accessed July 23, 2015.