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 <email@example.com>
You gotta admit; it's a pretty piece of masonry, that Alcatraz. But it never was a choice spot for a vacation.
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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
Early in the film, Champ and Jimbo are shown reading a newspaper which describes the current news about the war. At Alcatraz, newspapers were not allowed. All news was announced to the convicts solely at the Warden's discretion. Major events like the attack on Pearl Harbor were announced, however convicts generally didn't get a daily update on the events of the war. See more