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?
'Digitally Obsessed' said of this picture: "Even though they both began their careers at the movie studio that boasted the claim of "more stars than there are in the heavens" (MGM), it took nearly 20 years and a rival company to bring Frank Sinatra
and Spencer Tracy
together for their first and only collaboration." The teaming of Tracy and Sinatra in this picture was done at the Columbia Studios, not MGM. See more
A volcano eruption of this size (destroying an entire island) would create huge tidal waves that would swamp the boat, but it is shown sailing away in calm seas. See more
Father Joseph Perreau
God go with you.
God? Who is he?
I've never heard of him.