In 1883, an American merchant ship's captain is searching for a treasure in diamonds from a sunken Dutch ship in the vicinity of a volcanic island in the Dutch East Indies.

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Capt. Boll
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Kim Kim
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Saint Ebenezer / Pulo Besar
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O'Brien
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Flint
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King
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Chess
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Jason Blue
Howard Petrie ...
Reeder
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Wilson
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Ahab
Sujata Rubener ...
Dancer (as Sujata)
Philip Ahn ...
Gusti
Stephen Bekassy ...
Lieutenant
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Pidada
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The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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ADVENTURE...SPECTACLE...SAVAGE LOVE! (original print ad - all caps)


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28 April 1953 (USA)  »

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Der Rebell von Java  »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Trucolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Claude Jarman Jr. made the picture on his summer vacation from college. He is quoted in "Growing Up On The Set" by T. and J. Goldrup as saying it was one of the worst pictures ever made. He became friends with Fred MacMurray, who would occasionally shake his head and ask, "Why am I in this movie?". See more »

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Featured in That's Action (1977) See more »

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Bound for the Open Sea
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based on "The Rio Grande"
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Lyrics by Jerry Roberts
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This film has good action and moves along well. Great scenery.
18 November 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Good guys vs, pirates in a race for a fortune in diamonds. Lots of action and much violence, especially in a scene where Vera Ralston, who plays an escaped slave girl, is captured by the bad guys and whipped to make her tell where the diamonds are. She dosen't tell and pays for it, leading to the explosive ending of a great erupting volcano scene.


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