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The Camp on Blood Island (1958)

 -  Action | Drama | History  -  11 June 1958 (USA)
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Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that ... See full summary »

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Col. Lambert (as Andre Morell)
Carl Möhner ...
Piet Van Elst (as Carl Mohner)
Walter Fitzgerald ...
Cyril Beattie
Edward Underdown ...
Major Dawes
Phil Brown ...
Lt. Peter Bellamy
Barbara Shelley ...
Kate Keiller
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Father Paul Anjou
Michael Gwynn ...
Tom Shields
Ronald Radd ...
Commander Yamamitsu
Marne Maitland ...
Captain Sakamura
Wolfe Morris ...
Interpreter
Richard Wordsworth ...
Dr. Robert Keiller
Mary Merrall ...
Mrs. Helen Beattie
Michael Ripper ...
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Edwin Richfield ...
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Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that Yamamitsu, the sadistic commandant, will murder them all when he learns of his country's defeat, Dutch, a Dutch planter, smashes the camp radio. British officer Lambert and, in the women's prison, the recently-widowed Kate, join Dutch in arming the prisoners. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The novelization of the screenplay was a spectacular success, selling up to two million copies. See more »

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Terrible!!
7 December 2006 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Having waited years to see this film I was astounded just how bad it is, a Hammer production that has pure cockneys playing Japanese guards!, the acting verges on the utterly bad to utterly impossible!,take for instance long time Hammer fave Michael Ripper who as a Japanese guard bursts out laughing every time he is in a scene, the head guard who is clearly of Indian origin is another badly cast member, the commander of the camp is also another British actor hamming it up, I thought they had wandered off set from an Alladin pantomime!, the premise for all the controversy that it was brutal beyond belief had me scratching my head, i've seen worse in a Tom & Jerry cartoon.


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