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The Camp on Blood Island (1958)

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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 »

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Val Guest

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Jon Manchip White (story and screenplay), Val Guest (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Morell ... Col. Lambert (as Andre Morell)
Carl Möhner ... Piet Van Elst (as Carl Mohner)
Walter Fitzgerald ... Cyril Beattie
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Maj. Dawes
Phil Brown ... Lt. Peter Bellamy
Barbara Shelley ... Kate Keiller
Michael Goodliffe ... Father Paul Anjou
Michael Gwynn ... Tom Shields
Ronald Radd Ronald Radd ... Commander Yamamitsu
Marne Maitland ... Capt. Sakamura
Wolfe Morris Wolfe Morris ... Interpreter
Richard Wordsworth Richard Wordsworth ... Dr. Robert Keiller
Mary Merrall ... Mrs. Helen Beattie
Michael Ripper ... Japanese Driver
Edwin Richfield ... 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

11 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die gelbe Hölle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The novelization of the screenplay was a spectacular success, selling up to two million copies. See more »

Quotes

Col. Lambert: I've no use for shirkers and there's no room for self-pity here.
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The Camp on Blood Island.
1 April 2005 | by jimtabor2002See 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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