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?
This film remained in development at Columbia Pictures for several years before it was eventually made. See more
After the island explodes, the sea is perfectly calm. A huge eruption like that would have produced a huge tsunami. See more
Father Matthew Doonan
I'll bet you were a sweet little altar boy.
Weren't we all?