In a village of Huguenot refugees, Jonathon Standing is exiled by his father to a nearby penal colony for his improper relationship with a married woman. This penal colony is then invaded by pirates who force Jonathan to lead them back to his village, convinced that it contains a great treasure. Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
Ransacking a lost tropic island... for a fabulous idol of gold!
Did You Know?
The film was originally given an 'X' certificate for its cinema release by UK censor John Trevelyan
. Hammer then decided they wanted an 'A' certificate so the film was trimmed of violence with heavy cuts to the killing of Maggie by piranhas. After reconsidering again Hammer decided to settle for a 'U' certificate so further cuts were made which edited all the piranha scenes, the blindfolded sword-fight, the attack on the farm, a shot of a hanged man's legs, and the overdubbing of words such as 'harlot' and 'adulterer'. See more
When one of the pirates stomps with his foot at the bottom of the pit they're digging the sound it makes is clearly that of hollow wood.Yet he says that they have reached the bottom and there is nothing but rock(1:03:17). See more
[to the elders
I am not guilty. The cause of Maggie's death... was fear. Fear of her brutal husband. Yes, fear is your weapon, and it's a dangerous weapon because one day it will recoil on your heads.
Referenced in Matinee