The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1977 film adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel of the same name directed by Don Taylor. Shipwrecked sailing vessel, "The Lady Vain", has one survivor named Andrew Braddock (Michael York). After days stranded at sea, he stumbles upon a mysterious island. Leader of this island is a scientist named Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster). Braddock is welcomed into the civilization of the island by the native inhabitants and Dr. Moreau and his crew. Braddock, however, is unnerved by the natives as they seem to be not like any man he has ever seen. Braddock discovers that these natives are actually hybrid animal-men created by the twisted Dr. Moreau in his laboratory. After viewing horrendous acts of torture and science, Braddock vows to escape the island with Maria (Barbara Carrera), one of the members Dr. Moreau's inner circle.