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Robert Sheckley (based on a novel by)
T.L.P. Swicegood (written for the screen by)
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A Florida boat captain loses his license after an attempt to smuggle some Cuban refugees results in a woman dying in the process. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Mark Stevens ... Capt. James

Jack Donner ... Lyle Dennison
Linda Gaye Scott ... Linda Dennison (as Linda Scott)
David Aldrich ... Pete Sands
Louis Oquendo ... Domingo Rios
Russell Smith Jr. ... Coast Guard Officer
Mercedes Marlowe ... Mrs. Pete Sands
Jack Clarke ... Bartender at Sloppy Joe's
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fern Martin
Alexander Panas
Edmund Reed

Directed by
Mark Stevens 
 
Writing credits
Robert Sheckley (based on a novel by)

T.L.P. Swicegood (written for the screen by)

Produced by
T.L.P. Swicegood .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nat Aldeen 
William Loose 
 
Cinematography by
Meredith M. Nicholson 
 
Film Editing by
Betty Steinberg 
 
Special Effects by
Thol Simonson .... special effects
 
Music Department
Laurindo Almeida .... musician: guitar solos
Jack K. Tillar .... music consultant (as Jack Tillar)
 

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USA:80 min
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Seen on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1977, 25 July 2013
Author: kevin olzak (kevinolzak@yahoo.com) from Youngstown, Ohio

1963's "Escape from Hell Island" is a no budget yawner directed by its star, Mark Stevens, who in the 1940s had worked opposite such actresses as Lucille Ball and Olivia De Havilland. As a director, he at least showed ingenuity in filming off Key West, as a captain hired to rescue some escaping Cubans from Castro's regime. Unfortunately, the ease with which he conducts the rescue leaves the film lurching through its final hour with nothing but a romance with a woman whose weakling hubby spends the last couple of reels keeping our hero from boarding his own boat, while a little stock footage (very little) of swimming sharks makes for a feeble attempt at suspense. This was one of the numerous Crown International titles that popped up on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater during the 1976-77 season, paired on Jan 1 1977 with second feature "The Lost World" (1960), which at least had the advantage of being in color (believe it or not, there was one repeat appearance from "Hell", Sept 1 1979).

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