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
It was Father Perreau who arrived, Father Doonan who was to be replaced.
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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
When one of the convicts has fallen in the mud pit,a bald headed man in dark clothing(crew member) can be seen behind the fauna to the right,pulling him with a rope further from rescue from Frank Sinatra's character. See more
Father Matthew Doonan
I'll bet you were a sweet little altar boy.
Weren't we all?