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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.


Jacques Tourneur


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




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


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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Emotions stripped bare! Adventure beyond compare!


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Ann Sheridan and Glenn Ford disliked each other very much on the set. Sheridan first provoked him by arguing that he could not make it with her. See more »


At 18 min Glenn Ford points out Tiger fish as they devour a couple of crocodiles. The fish are actually Piranha. See more »


Referenced in Shadows (1958) See more »

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film noir elements in an exotic adventure
26 August 2002 | by xrellerxSee all my reviews

This movie has an interesting plot. A wealthy couple is taken hostage and taken through the jungle of Honduras by bandits and Corben, a man that tries to set the group to his hand with promises and lies if necessary. They don't only have to fight the dangers of a jungle, but there's also a strong film noir element going on with the characters. They are all different and have all different plans with their future, but have to put up with each other to survive the jungle. It's a bit like how the characters in Ford's Stagecoach are played out against/for each other. The movie feels somewhat dated since it's so obvious it is recorded in studios, but like most Tourneurs, it's fine for a late rainy night at home. APPOINTMENT IN HONDURAS couldn't get my attention throughout the whole movie though, but I'll keep the video tape still. 5/10

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16 October 1953 (USA) See more »

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Jungle Fury See more »


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Mono (Western Electric Recording)


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1.37 : 1
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