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Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Thriller | 16 October 1953 (USA)
A wealthy American couple are hostages on an arduous jungle journey.

Director:

Jacques Tourneur

Writers:

Karen DeWolf (screenplay), Mario Silveira (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Jim Corbett
Ann Sheridan ... Sylvia Sheppard
Zachary Scott ... Harry Sheppard
Rodolfo Acosta ... Reyes
Jack Elam ... Castro
Ric Roman ... Jiminez
Rico Alaniz ... Bermudez
Stanley Andrews ... Capt. McTaggart
Paul Conrad Paul Conrad ... Luis
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On a tramp steamer off Central America are Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard, five prisoners en route to a Nicaraguan prison, and Corbett, an American carrying money for a Honduran counter-revolution. Denied permission to land in Honduras, Corbett releases the prisoners, and with their aid hijacks the ship. They land, taking the wealthy Sheppards as hostages, and start the arduous trip upriver to Corbett's rendezvous, meeting jungle hazards. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle Fury See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,150,000
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Mel Welles. See more »

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In the boat on the river, Mrs. Shepherd is alternately not wearing and wearing a captain's coat. See more »

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Referenced in Shadows (1958) See more »

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Weak Adventure Drama
5 May 2003 | by IlyaMauterSee all my reviews

Steve Corbett (Glen Ford) is given a mission to find a former Honduras president who was recently deposed in a result of a coup d'etat in order to give him money that will help him to come back to power. In order to do that he is made to join a group of prisoners who were being transported on a boat, force the captain to take them to the shore and set them free, taking as hostages an American couple (played by Ann Sheridan and Zachary Scott) and embark on a dangerous journey through Central American jungle in order to fulfill his mission whatever the cost.

Though the film has it's interesting moments, such as location shots of the jungle and it's inhabitants, the story is weak with uninteresting characters not managing to convince one to care for them. 5/10


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