Three convicts enroute to Tahiti are put to work at a children's leper hospital when their plane makes an unexpected stop on another island. There, Father Perreau is to get off and replace Father Doonan, who's been relieved of his duties by the cardinal. Once on the island, things get out of control when the volcano decides to erupt, and the Governor orders an evacuation. The convicts, priests and leper children are all on top of the island and have no sure way to get down and off to safety. All must work together if any are to survive. Written by
They jumped into hell to save part of heaven.
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Did You Know?
Apparently, at the time of this film's theatrical release, Spencer Tracy
said of Frank Sinatra
, "Nobody at Metro [MGM] ever had the financial power Sinatra had today." See more
In the scenes in the village during one eruption, the ground splits. The trench into which the loose soil falls to create this effect can be seen even before the dirt disappears. See more
[first title card
"It is hard for a man to be brave when he knows he is going to meet the DEVIL at 4 o'clock"