After Pearl Harbor, convicts at Alcatraz prison live in fear of bomb attacks, driving Champ Larkin and his pal Jimbo to a desperate escape attempt which lands them on a tiny lighthouse island, where they take over. The five inhabitants are stymied in their efforts to summon aid. But the island also figures in the schemes of a big Nazi spy ring; which will win out, the gangsters' greed or their patriotism? Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You gotta admit; it's a pretty piece of masonry, that Alcatraz. But it never was a choice spot for a vacation.
See more »
Did You Know?
The name on the crate the escapees were clinging to in San Francisco Bay is "H. Schlom". Herman Schlom
is the film's producer. See more
In the film, Champ and Jimbo are depicted as being cellmates. At Alcatraz, the policy throughout the prison's entire twenty-nine year history was that each cell housed only one man. Nobody ever had a cellmate. After the 1946 Battle of Alcatraz rendered large portions of "C" Block uninhabitable, the affected convicts were either temporarily transferred to the unused and antiquated "A" Block or transferred to another prison entirely. This was solely due to maintain the one cell/one man rule. See more