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Richard E. Cunha (story) and
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Release Date:
1 January 1958 (USA) See more »
Horrific Nazi Experiments Gone Awry! See more »
Heroic, but dull, Fred Maklin and beautiful, but spoiled, Jerrie Turner wash up on an uncharted tropical island... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Bad movie but a lot of fun See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Irish McCalla ... Jerrie Turner
Tod Griffin ... Fred Maklin
Victor Sen Yung ... Sammy Ching
Rudolph Anders ... Col. Karl Osler
Gene Roth ... Igor
Leni Tana ... Mona Osler
Charles Opunui ... Kris Kamana
Whitey Hughes
Bill Coontz ... Storm Trooper
Billy Dix ... Storm Trooper
Larry Gelbman ... Storm Trooper
Maureen Janzen ... She Demon
Grace Mathews ... She Demon
Michael Stoycoff ... Storm Trooper
The Diane Nellis Dancers ... The She Demons
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wendy Wilde ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard E. Cunha 
Writing credits
Richard E. Cunha (story) (as Richard Cunha) and
H.E. Barrie (story)

Richard E. Cunha (screenplay) (as Richard Cunha) and
H.E. Barrie (screenplay)

Produced by
Marc Frederic .... associate producer
Arthur A. Jacobs .... producer
Original Music by
Nicholas Carras 
Cinematography by
Meredith M. Nicholson (photographed by) (as Meredith Nicholson)
Film Editing by
William Shea 
Production Design by
Harold Banks 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Corso  (as Marj Corso)
Makeup Department
Carlie Taylor .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ralph Brooke .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leonard J. Shapiro .... assistant director
Art Department
Walter Broadfoot .... property master
Sound Department
Frank Webster .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Dave Koehler .... special effects (as David Koehler)
George Barrows .... stunts
Whitey Hughes .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Dixon .... chief electrician
Buddy Harris .... camera operator
Grant Tucker .... key grip
Other crew
Judith Hart .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
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Continuity: When the woman is whipped to death by the Nazi, she is topless. Later she is wearing a top.See more »
Fred Maklin:Please... I beg of you. Do what you want with us, but in heaven's name release the girl!See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Bad movie but a lot of fun, 2 April 2004
Author: rosscinema ( from Oceanside, Ca.

This ranks right up there with "Plan Nine From Outer Space" and the rest of the Z-grade sci-fi and horror films made during the 1950's and it's also as much fun to watch. Story is about four people getting shipwrecked on an uncharted island and at first they believe it's unoccupied but when one of them is discovered murdered with spears they quickly change their mind. The Captain is Fred Maklin (Tod Griffin) and his first mate is Sammy Ching (Victor Sen Yung) and they also have the spoiled rotten but beautiful Jerrie Turner (Irish McCalla). They explore the island and discover a bunch of scantly clad young women who are being held in bamboo cages by Nazi's!


The three of them are captured and taken to an underground laboratory where they meet Col. Karl Osler (Rudolph Anders) who explains to them that he uses the young women for his experiments with radioactivity and the genes from animals to try and fix the face of his wife Mona (Leni Tana) who was disfigured in an accident. Fred and Sammy are taken outside to be beaten and locked up in bamboo cages by Nazi soldiers while Karl puts the moves on Jerrie and tries to persuade her to stay with him but Mona overhears everything and then helps them to escape.

This film was directed by Richard Cunha who built a career out of making very bad low budget films. Where do I start my comments? The jungle that they wander about in looks exactly like some of the sets from "Gilligan's Island" and later on it's easy to spot the scenes that are filmed in the infamous Bronson Canyon where so many other films have been made. You can't help but laugh when McCalla recoils in fear at the harmless Python hanging from the tree and has to be rescued by Griffin. And speaking of him he seemed determined to get McCalla's romantic interest and even ignored the many insults that she hurled in his direction like "You could have at least saved me another pair of shoes". McCalla never had much training as an actress but she was very beautiful and tall and was a very successful model that helped her land the role of televisions "Sheena". Griffin looks ridiculous without his shirt on and I kept wondering if he could pull his pants up any higher. Anders keeps that devilish grin on his face even when he's talking about "persuasive measures" and this film has actors giving the worst German accents since "Hogan's Heroes". Why would a bunch of Nazi soldiers who know that the war has been over for 12 years and are not getting paid allow themselves to be ordered about by some nut? And the uniforms they wear look brand new! Aren't those uniforms made for a much colder environment? You would think that with what they have to wear they would drop like flies from heat stroke. The young girls in this film are listed in the credits as the "Diana Nellis Dancers" and if anyone knows anything about them let me know. Why would a bunch of girls who were kidnapped by Nazi's and attempting to escape stop to perform an exotic dance? Somebody...please...logic! Even with the silly attempts at acting I did feel that Yung came out the best and does show some real sincerity and he would of course go on to play on "Bonanza". If your a connoisseur of bad films than you definitely need to check this out.

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