I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  September 1973 (USA)
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In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Le Bras
Davert (as Chris George)
Richard Ely ...
Jo-Jo (as Rick Ely)
James Luisi ...
Maj. Marteau
Richard Rust ...
Sgt. Zamorra
Bob Harris ...
The Barber (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
Jan Merlin ...
Robert Phillips ...
Stephen Whittaker ...
Leper Count
Eduardo Rosas López ...
Sergeant Brescano
Jonathan Dodge ...
Lieutenant Duplis
Quintín Bulnes ...
Sgt. Grizzoni
Gabriella Rios ...
Indian Girl


In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

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Meuterei auf der Teufelsinsel  »

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Co-stars Jim Brown and Christopher George both appeared as nude centerfolds in Playgirl magazine. See more »


Lebras: Jo Jo has two money-making talents: his fingers and his ass. He chose the wrong one, that's all.
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Corman brothers get jump on Papillon
11 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film beat 'Papillon' to the box office by a month: A typical Corman attempt to get a jump on the bigger competition. As for the film, it's a pile of swill stirred by hack William Witney and featuring ever-wooden Jim Brown as one of the four escapees. Lots of beatings and sniggering over homosexuals while in the penal colony, then, after the escape, a required pit stop at the leper village (also featured in 'Papillon') followed by Indian native assaults, some breast baring (even full-frontal) local gals, and a lame finale involving fireworks. Funniest aspect is having Brown stubbornly refusing to continue running because he keeps falling for the first local gal he latches onto. Still, a cheesy, sleazy piece of junk only for the easily entertained.

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