MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,176 this week

Appointment in Honduras (1953)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 339 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 2 critic

A wealthy American couple are hostages on an arduous jungle journey.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4539 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 102 titles
created 03 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 4329 titles
created 23 Oct 2013
 
a list of 1519 titles
created 13 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Appointment in Honduras (1953) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Appointment in Honduras.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison
Certificate: Passed Film-Noir | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Dennis O'Keefe
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Glenn Ford, Edmond O'Brien, Rhonda Fleming
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke
Comedy | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Union army outfit of misfits and rejects is sent to the Western territory. Southern spies try to figure out what they're up to.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens, Melvyn Douglas
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader, Julian Karswell. Holden is a skeptic and does not believe in ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in an army bomb disposal expert to find, and dismantle it, but after it has been made safe, he has another shock in store.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham
Toto (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Albert Préjean, Renée Saint-Cyr, Robert Goupil
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The three daughters of the janitor, Mme Leclerc, are out to get husbands. One of them is rich, and their mother feels ashamed of her social condition.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Jeanne Cheirel, Paul Azaïs, Ghislaine Bru
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jim Corbett
...
Sylvia Sheppard
Zachary Scott ...
Harry Sheppard
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Reyes
...
Castro
Ric Roman ...
Jiminez
Rico Alaniz ...
Bermudez
Stanley Andrews ...
Capt. McTaggart
Paul Conrad ...
Luis
Edit

Storyline

On a tramp steamer off Central America are Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard, five prisoners en route to a Nicaraguan prison, and Corbett, an American carrying money for a Honduran counter-revolution. Denied permission to land in Honduras, Corbett releases the prisoners and with their aid hijacks the ship. They land, taking the wealthy Sheppards as hostages, and start the arduous trip upriver to Corbett's rendezvous, meeting jungle hazards. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Emotions stripped bare! Adventure beyond compare!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 October 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jungle Fury  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Eastman Color)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actress Ann Sheridan appeared in this film as part of her settlement with RKO after her dismissal from RKO's 1951 release of 'My Forbidden Past'. See more »

Goofs

In the boat on the river, Mrs. Shepherd is alternately not wearing and wearing a captain's coat. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Some Bad Choices
4 January 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

It was with some interest that I read that Appointment in Honduras was shot in the Los Angeles Botanical Gardens serving as the Central American jungle. We should probably be grateful that RKO did spring for color and did not use the old King Kong set once again.

I can see the minds at RKO now (read Howard Hughes). Rita Hayworth is Harry Cohn's main meal ticket at Columbia, no getting here, but we can probably get Glenn Ford's services. Since they were such a popular screen team, we can team Ford with another redhead and see if the public will buy it. Ann Sheridan was past her best days and she'd work cheap, so the team of Ford and Sheridan was sent to the tropics.

Central America was in the news at the time. The Central Intelligence Agency had a big hand in overthrowing the government in Guatemala of Jacobo Arbenz. Ford's role is rather unclear in this film. At the end he identifies himself as a planter, but I suspect he's probably got some CIA involvement.

The film opens with Ford on a tramp steamer off Central America. He's got a mission of some kind and HAS to get off there, but the captain won't stop. So Ford's got some bad choices to make. He frees some convicts headed by Rudolfo Acosta to help him get ashore. They in turn take quarreling couple, Zachary Scott and Ann Sheridan along as hostages. Acosta's idea, not Ford's.

After that it's a competition between the steamy jungle and the steamier romance heating up between Ford and Sheridan. The two of them do their best, but they're not Ford and Hayworth. It's definitely not Gilda, it's not even Affair in Trinidad.

Some nice color cinematography of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is the best thing about Appointment in Honduras. Maybe it might stimulate one to go there to see where a Thanksgiving beauty was shot.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
kind of like african queen.... ksf-2
Discuss Appointment in Honduras (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?