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Hell's Island (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir | 27 June 1955 (USA)
Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend.

Director:

Phil Karlson

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Maxwell Shane (written for the screen by), Jack Leonard (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Payne ... Mike Cormack
Mary Murphy ... Janet Martin
Francis L. Sullivan ... Barzland
Eduardo Noriega ... Inspector Peña
Arnold Moss ... Paul Armand
Walter Reed ... Lawrence
Sándor Szabó ... Johann Torbig (as Sandor Szabo)
Pepe Hern Pepe Hern ... Lalo
Robert Cabal ... Miguel - Houseboy
Paul Picerni ... Eduardo Martin
Mario Siletti ... Surgeon
Matty Fain Matty Fain ... Pit Boss
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Casino Drunk
Lillian Molieri ... Girl at Juke Box
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Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love is a Weapon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mike Cormack: I've been beaten, badgered, hit over the head, and mixed up in three killings, and believe me, I'm going to find out why.
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What will not ladies do for jewels?
13 March 2018 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

This is a surprisingly good movie for being a B feature with no stars and no special names of attraction to it. Above all, it's a well composed and intriguing story. It's a tropical noir in flamboyant colour and with Francis L. Sullivan as the most interesting character, here in a wheel-chair, leading the hunt for a missing invaluable ruby lost in an air crash on this unidentifiable Caribbean island full of mysteries.

The leading lady, a former mistress of John Payne's, is the spider in the web of the mysteries with a husband locked up for life and imprisoned on another island outside as responsible for the death of the one casualy of the air crash, who had the ruby. Well, let's not proceed any further here, since the story as such with all its intrigues and tunnels, twists and turns cannot be told better than by the film.

The very adequate music adds to the magic of the tropical island and the dame of mysteries and intrigue, and there will be some more casualties before the skies eventually will clear and show what really happened, Francis L. Sullivan making the most striking exit in his wheel-chair.


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