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The Secret of Blood Island (1965)

Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been captured by the Japanese, when they were cut off from their troops. On her way to Kuala Lumpur, the British secret agent Elaine's ... See full summary »

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Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been captured by the Japanese, when they were cut off from their troops. On her way to Kuala Lumpur, the British secret agent Elaine's plane is shot down near such a prison camp. The men hide her among them, but when the Japanese threaten them with torture, their morale weakens. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Every day a man flogged to death till the secret is told! See more »

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the secret is bloody horrible!
7 September 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

it's been many moons since i've seen this typically entertaining but hammy hammer effort. it disturbed me when i first saw it on the telly one late saturday night way back in the early 70s when i was a kid though it's probably pretty tame by todays standards. plot involves the horrors that befall a group of british p.o.w. chaps under the strain of a handful of sadistic jap guards led by an unintenionally funny performance by patrick wymark as the commandant complete with an australian accent!? micheal ripper; a regular hammer stalwart who must have had some pretty good mates also provides amusing support as his second in command ("english cigarette?" ugh!). how on earth the barbara shelly character manages to evade recognition as a bird pretending to be a bloke whilst imprisioned with an unlucky or lucky bunch of limey lads is anyones guess (didn't these people ever take showers?).


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