Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Thriller  |  16 October 1953 (USA)
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A wealthy American couple are hostages on an arduous jungle journey.



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


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 <>

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Emotions stripped bare! Adventure beyond compare!


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16 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Jungle Fury  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


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


Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

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On a Trek with Glenn Ford
26 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Glenn Ford is on a mission. He must get to Honduras at all costs. We get the feeling he's smuggling something or is a contact person for something going down. He's on a steamer with husband-and-wife passengers Zachary Scott and Ann Sheridan. Just why they're there, I forget. But of course, they get dragged into Glenn's mission as hostages, so they have to brave the elements, too. Stuart Whitman and Jack Elam costar in this colorful and exotic film about danger at every corner and in every swamp, with alligators, crocodiles, snakes, tiger fish abound. Don't get in Glenn's way or else, because he means business here! This does have a very campy feel to it, making the viewer feel that they're not to take things too seriously. I had a lot of fun just imagining that, as they are all battling through the brush and the rain on this island, they are really on a movie set! It also helps that Ann and Glenn are practically sweating on each other, even though Ann's married to Zachary. And, the shots of a jungle and the apparent on-location outdoors helps fit the mood. I see that the rating on this is on the poor side, but I've seen worse. If you happen to come across this and want some entertainment for 75 minutes, then this over-the-top film should fulfill your adventure fix with some good company. Just watch out for those tiger fish!

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