After Pearl Harbor, convicts at Alcatraz prison live in fear of bomb attacks, driving Champ Larkin and his pal Jimbo to a desperate escape attempt which lands them on a tiny lighthouse island, where they take over. The five inhabitants are stymied in their efforts to summon aid. But the island also figures in the schemes of a big Nazi spy ring; which will win out, the gangsters' greed or their patriotism?
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You gotta admit; it's a pretty piece of masonry, that Alcatraz. But it never was a choice spot for a vacation.
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Did You Know?
If a fan of Hogan's Heroes sees John Banner's name in the credits, who played the very large Sgt. Schultz on the popular 1960's sitcom, wait halfway and then look for one of the skinniest actors on board, and that's him: Playing the sophisticated, mustached traitor of a villainous couple, and looking extremely different. See more
The movie is set in 1943. The lighthouse keepers are depicted as members of the U.S. Lighthouse Service. The Lighthouse Service was disbanded on July 7, 1939. At that time, all lighthouse functions were assumed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Lighthouse personnel in 1943 would have U.S. Coast Guardsmen. See more