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A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner, a slimey limey witness against him,... See full summary »

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Whitey Mullen
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Teresa
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Jack Bennett
Eva Bartok ...
Maria
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Mark Reisner
Jean Anderson ...
Miss Shaw
Cec Linder ...
Willy
Clifford Evans ...
Petersen
Gunnar Möller ...
Krauss
Harold Kasket ...
Monk (as Harold Kaskett)
Andrew Faulds ...
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Cyril Shaps ...
Louis
Tom Bowman ...
Alberto
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A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner, a slimey limey witness against him, a physicist, and a globe-hopping good-time girl. On the island they find a fleet of derelict ships, farm animals tethered, and cameras in a lead-lined bunker and a stark realisation soon dawns. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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14 October 1959 (UK)  »

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S.O.S. Pacific  »

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In 1960, Universal Pictures distributed this film on a double bill with Dinosaurus! (1960). See more »

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first-class, underrated film
14 January 2007 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I most certainly agree with the reviewer who awarded the film a "10". It does, indeed, well deserve it.

It is one of the most underrated pictures around with good, strong performances, very taut direction by Guy Green, excellent photography by Wilkie Cooper and interesting locations in the Canary Islands. Also worthy of note is the music score which was by the great French composer, Georges Auric.

Just as good, of course, is the story. I wont, of course, give away its great plot but just simply advise people to see it whenever it turns up. I envy the person who bought it on ebay! I, too, hope he enjoys it. It's a must-see thriller of the first order.


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