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The Camp on Blood Island (1958)

Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Lambert (as Andre Morell)
... Piet Van Elst (as Carl Mohner)
Walter Fitzgerald ... Cyril Beattie
Edward Underdown ... Maj. Dawes
... Lt. Peter Bellamy
... Kate Keiller
... Father Paul Anjou
... Tom Shields
Ronald Radd ... Commander Yamamitsu
... Capt. Sakamura
Wolfe Morris ... Interpreter
Richard Wordsworth ... Dr. Robert Keiller
... Mrs. Helen Beattie
... Japanese Driver
... Sergeant-Major
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Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that Yamamitsu, the sadistic commandant, will murder them all when he learns of his country's defeat, Dutch, a Dutch planter, smashes the camp radio. British officer Lambert and, in the women's prison, the recently-widowed Kate, join Dutch in arming the prisoners. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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11 June 1958 (USA)  »

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Helen Beattie was born in 1888. See more »

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The Camp on Blood Island.
1 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Excellent war movie.Is this film available on video/DVD? Again it is one of those films that appears to have disappeared Into cinema history. Being made in black and white seems to give the film more authenticity. Carl Mohner is excellent as the leader of the prisoners.It is difficult to say anything negative about this movie. The plot is straightforward,but riveting.The Japanese do not know the war is over.The prisoners have found out and are fearful of what will happen to them once the sadistic camp commander acquires this knowledge. The allies are getting closer and the tension mounts.Don't miss this one if it comes to the small screen.Althougth perhaps not in the same league has "the Bridge over the River Kawi" or "The Great Escape" it is still nevertheless an excellent P.O.W. movie in its own right.So why isn't it on DVD?


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