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
In the high adventure tradition of "The Guns of Navarone"!
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Did You Know?
The picture's main poster connected it with two classic movies in its slogan that stated: "In the great high-adventure tradition of "The Guns of Navarone
(1961)" and The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957)"." Notably, those two pictures were war movies and this film is not. 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"