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.
See more »
Did You Know?
This film remained in development at Columbia Pictures for several years before it was eventually made. 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
Father Joseph Perreau
God go with you.
God? Who is he?
I've never heard of him.