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The Camp on Blood Island (1958)

Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 11 June 1958 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Val Guest

Writers:

Jon Manchip White (screenplay), Val Guest (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Morell ... Lambert (as Andre Morell)
Carl Möhner ... 'Dutch' (as Carl Mohner)
Walter Fitzgerald ... Beattie
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Dawes
Phil Brown ... Bellamy
Barbara Shelley ... Kate
Michael Goodliffe ... Anjou
Michael Gwynn ... Shields
Ronald Radd ... Yamamitsu
Marne Maitland ... Sakamura
Wolfe Morris ... Interpreter
Richard Wordsworth ... Keiller
Mary Merrall ... Helen
Michael Ripper ... Driver
Edwin Richfield ... Sergeant
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Storyline

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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Ruthless, brutal truth about the most barbaric prison camp in the annals of warfare! See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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The film takes place in August 1945. See more »

Quotes

Col. Lambert: I've no use for shirkers and there's no room for self-pity here.
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"This is not just a story - it is based on a brutal truth." See more »

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Referenced in Only Fools and Horses: To Hull and Back (1985) See more »

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Thoughtful rather than a violent film
5 September 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Watching this now it is difficult to believe that it was given an X certificate.The violence is mainly kept on screen.The main plot point being whether Andre Morell as chief camp officer should tell the sadistic Japanese camp commandant that the war had ended,since the commandant had said that in such eventuality he would kill all the prisoners.Everyone is sweating buckets despite the fact that it was probably filmed in the local woods.Obviously Japanese actors were a bit thin on the ground so they roped in Michael Ripper,obviously not being chased by a Hammer monster on the day. Nevert he less not a bad effort even if it is no classic.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

11 June 1958 (USA) See more »

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The Camp on Blood Island See more »

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Hammer Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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