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Hell's Island (1955)

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Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend.

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Mike Cormack
Mary Murphy ...
Janet Martin
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Barzland
Eduardo Noriega ...
Inspector Peña
Arnold Moss ...
Paul Armand
Walter Reed ...
Lawrence
Sándor Szabó ...
Johann Torbig (as Sandor Szabo)
Pepe Hern ...
Lalo
Robert Cabal ...
Miguel--Houseboy
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Eduardo Martin
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Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend.

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6 May 1955 (USA)  »

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Rereleased in black-and-white, not color. See more »

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Barzland: The young man requires persuading to talk.
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Boiler Plate 1954 film noir in color...
21 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actually this film is below boiler plate it is poor quality. You know where the ruby is from the get go...and nothing that is supposed to be suspenseful is--the denouement has zero suspense.

The other reviews cover the story.... femme fatale gets caught. A lot of film-noirs are very intelligently written not this one!= pure chaff...no grain here.

I kind of liked the prequel to James Bond villains with the man in the wheel chair with a wonderful British dead pan accent.

Spanish was making its first in roads into Hollywood at that time-- too many of the actors looked like Gringos smeared with tons of dark make up...but there was a surprising amount of authentic Spanish.

Don't rent or watch unless you like the actors as other reviewers did.


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